The Bladen County School Board faces a daunting task with budget concerns. Many citizens have voiced concerns about some scenarios the board offered to manage the budget. The option suggested about changes to Clarkton School of Discovery have brought objections from some community members.
Valerie Newton with the Bladen County Board of Education addressed the concerns by saying, “All options are open. One of the purposes of the Board Budget Retreat was to just talk about scenarios. To begin thinking about moving in a direction of consolidating schools is not a decision that is going to be made in one meeting. You have to start somewhere. We have to make sure we have equal access and equal opportunities for all the children.”