Berkeley school board member wants $53 million bond delayed - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Berkeley school board member wants $53 million bond delayed

Posted: Updated:

Some residents and at least one Berkeley County School Board member say they want to know more about why the district recently passed another $53 million dollar bond just months after voters agreed to a $198 million bond back in November.

At Tuesday night's schools board meeting, 2 of the 3 citizens who spoke during public comments asked about the new $53 million bond. One citizen asked, "This bond referendum that's been passed, why wasn't the $53 million included in that?"

They weren't the only people asking questions about why the additional money is needed for district schools. School board member Phillip Obie says he believed the $53 million the board voted on three weeks ago was the first part of the $198 million bond voters approved in November.

Obie said, "I was under the assumption, like most people in the county, that the $198 million included all of the funds that were needed for the project. We went out in the community and asked the folks for support and they passed it."

Obie proposed a motion to delay the $53 million bond, but his motion was denied because the topic was not on the agenda.

Board member Obie plans to ask to have the topic put on the agenda for the June 25th board meeting.

  • Arrest made in Awendaw homicide

    Arrest made in Awendaw homicide

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:53:10 GMT
    Manning Isiah MilliganManning Isiah Milligan
    Tuesday September 2, 2014, at approximately 5:45 a.m., Manning Isiah Milligan, of Seewee Road, was arrested by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office for Murder and Possession of firearm during the Commission of a Violent Crime.
    Tuesday September 2, 2014, at approximately 5:45 a.m., Manning Isiah Milligan, of Seewee Road, was arrested by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office for Murder and Possession of firearm during the Commission of a Violent Crime.
  • Teen accused of killing mother, dismembering her body; according to deputies

    Teen accused of killing mother, dismembering her body; according to deputies

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:10:13 GMT
    Tyrese Landrum accused of killing his mother and dismembering her body.Tyrese Landrum accused of killing his mother and dismembering her body.
    A Lee County teenager is behind bars, accused of killing his own mother and hiding her body parts around the home.The sheriff's office says 15-year-old Tyrese Landrum has been charged with murder in death of his mother, 42-year-old Tamara Davis of North Fort Myers. Davis was first reported missing on August 24.On Sunday, deputies responded after reports of a strong smell coming from the home. When they arrived, they located Davis' body.Neighbors who talked to WBBH in Fort Myers say detectives...
    A Lee County teenager is behind bars, accused of killing his own mother and hiding her body parts around the home.The sheriff's office says 15-year-old Tyrese Landrum has been charged with murder in death of his mother, 42-year-old Tamara Davis of North Fort Myers. Davis was first reported missing on August 24.On Sunday, deputies responded after reports of a strong smell coming from the home. When they arrived, they located Davis' body.Neighbors who talked to WBBH in Fort Myers say detectives...
  • More than 30 teens escape from detention center in TN

    More than 30 teens escape from detention center in TN

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:25:15 GMT
    30 teens escape from detention center Monday 30 teens escape from detention center Monday
    More than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 were still being sought early Tuesday, a spokesman said.Thirty-two teens - ages 14 to 19 - escaped from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center around 11 p.m. Monday by crawling under a weak spot in a fence that surrounded a yard there, Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson said.Two teens were recaptured right away and others were found overnight, Johnson said. Local police and the Tennessee ...
    More than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 were still being sought early Tuesday, a spokesman said.Thirty-two teens - ages 14 to 19 - escaped from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center around 11 p.m. Monday by crawling under a weak spot in a fence that surrounded a yard there, Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson said.Two teens were recaptured right away and others were found overnight, Johnson said. Local police and the Tennessee ...
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.