BURGAW – Today in and Emergency Meeting, the Pender County Board of County Commissioners allocated $947,244 for the Pender County Board of Education for contracts to remediate district buildings.

In the meeting the Commissioners approved considered items related to the school district’s hurricane damage, possible funding for school repairs, and emergency response issues related to Hurricane Florence recovery.

“The goal of the Pender County Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education remain the same – to provide a safe learning environment for our children,” said George Brown, Chairman of the Pender County Board of County Commissioners.

On Sept. 28, the Pender County Board of County Commissioners approved and allocated $4 million to the Pender County Board of Education. The Board of Education then hired a professional engineering and industrial hygiene firm to prepare remediation protocols for damaged schools. The Board of Education received bids from contractors on Oct. 8 and awarded contracts to remediation firms on the evening of October 9th.

“With this allocation, the County Commissioners have fully funded all contracts which the School Board has approved. Both Boards are working together to get our kids back in school as soon as we safely can do so,” Brown said.

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