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Bethune council continues discussion on school referendum
Bethune 2 09-15-14
Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer, along with the entire council, are asking voters to not approve the school referendum that would result in the closing of Bethune Elementary School. - photo by Gary Phillips
Residents of Bethune and the surrounding area appear to be hoping a referendum to authorize Phase 2 of the Kershaw County School District’s facilities equalization program fails in the November general election. If approved by voters, the plan is to build five new schools and renovate five others, with a total cost of approximately $130 million. One of the new schools would be a consolidated elementary school near North Central High School that would take students from Bethune, Mt.