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Bowling Green school bonds get support
The Bowling Green Town Council pledged its support for a $26.3 million bond referendum to renovate two Caroline County schools, Caroline Superintendent Gregory Killough told the School Board Monday night.
Architect Randy Jones provided a presentation for the project to the Town Council at its last meeting. The council supported the referendum with a resolution. The referendum, requesting $4 million to renovate Madison Elementary and $21 million to renovate Caroline High School, will be on the ballots for Caroline voters Nov. 5.
The Caroline Board of Supervisors has already voiced its support for passage of the referendum.
David McConnell, the county’s clerk of the works, gave an update on progress at Bowling Green Elementary School.
Last week was the first time students and staff from the former Bowling Green Primary and Bowling Green Elementary schools were in together. The school now serves pre-K through fifth-grade students in one building that is undergoing a $10 million renovation.
“Everything is pretty much completed, except the art room, which we expect to be completed this week,” McConnell told the board Monday.
The flooring of the new school—specifically the cafeteria and the hallways—did not meet the school board’s approval and will have to be redone next summer.
Robyn Sidersky: 540/374-5413