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Bethune residents urged to fight school referendum
Bethune 06-16-14 T
Former school board Trustee Jim Smith urges Bethune residents upset with the current board's decision to consolidate three schools, including Bethune Elementary School, to vote against a bond referendum that would fund Phase 2 of the district's facilities equalization plan, of which the consolidation is a part. - photo by Gary Phillips
Bethune residents upset about the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recent vote to consolidate three elementary schools, including Bethune Elementary School (BES), into one larger school discussed the matter at the Bethune Town Council meeting Thursday. The consolidation plan involves BES, Mt. Pisgah and Baron DeKalb Elementary Schools, which would be combined into a single, new school to be built near North Central High School and North Central Middle School.