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Pender County Schools to host community meeting at Penderlea

posted Jan 19, 2018, 5:31 AM by Miranda Ferguson   [ updated Jan 19, 2018, 5:32 AM ]

Pender County Schools to host community meeting at Penderlea

PENDER COUNTY — Pender County Schools will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, in the auditorium at Penderlea School to discuss options for the completion of the Penderlea School project.

The historic auditorium and gymnasium of Penderlea School will remain on the site following the demolition of the classroom wings and cafeteria. During the community meeting, the Board will discuss and hear community input on the future of the media center.

“If we remove the media center and build a monument that pays homage to the historic Penderlea School, we will be able to provide better athletic facilities for the community including a full-size baseball field and football/soccer field,” said Superintendent Dr. Steven Hill. “Unfortunately we will not be able to do this if the media center remains on the site due to limited space and the cost of rebuilding portions of the building, which will be necessary following the demolition of the classroom wings. We want to make this decision with the best interest of the students and community in mind, and to do that we would like to hear what’s important to them.”

Members of both the Board of Education and Board of County Commissioners will be present at the community meeting.