R2 hosts meeting in Blythewood to explain proposed $428M bond

BLYTHEWOOD – Richland County School District 2 officials have announced a meeting in the Blythewood community to tell residents why they want to levy a $468,406,000 bond. A bond referendum will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.

In a press release issued by the District on Tuesday, District officials state that the referendum includes a new facility and renovations for Bethel-Hanberry Elementary. They say the referendum addresses the safety and security needs of the District and will pay for improvements that support teaching and learning with a new programming capacity of 747.

The statement issued by the District says the B-HE historic gym will be renovated. It also states that there is room to rebuild the school in an area behind the current school while keeping the current school open.

The meeting will be held Aug. 27, 2018 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Doko Manor. Superintendent Dr. Baron R. Davis and his staff along with several school board members will address the audience. The Town of Blythewood and the Bethel-Hanberry Alumni Association are sponsoring the event.

The Bethel Hanberry Alumni Association will meet at Doko Manor at 5:30 p.m., prior to the referendum meeting.

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