The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce board of directors have expressed their support for making improvements at area schools by passing a resolution in favor of the $160 million bond referendum proposed by the New Hanover County School system. Funds from the bond would be used to construct additional schools, renovate existing facilities, improve safety and security, and upgrade technology.
“There are needs at our area schools and we need to invest in building and technology improvements so that we are not short-changing students and so Wilmington continues to be a very attractive location for business,” said Chamber Board Chairman Rickey Godwin (McGladrey LLP). “The Chamber board recognizes the seriousness of the issues at the schools and urges the general public to support the proposed bond.”
New Hanover County Commissioners have approved placing the school bond on a referendum in November 2014.