JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County — The Onslow County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to approve a fee schedule to repair the county's most damaged schools.
The unanimous vote approves the schedule to pay for repairs of six schools still damaged and partially unusable from Hurricane Florence. The approval allows the board to block out hourly rates for contractor's services, further ensuring the schools be repaired in an orderly and timely fashion.
Smith Sinnett Architecture officials said they will work with Onslow County Schools for this $31,000 two-phase project to access the damages before work begins. Both parties agreed more schools can be added on an "as needed basis."
The Daily News of Jacksonville reports the six schools are White Oak High School, Northwoods Park Middle School, Swansboro High School, Queens Creek Elementary School, Hunters Creek Elementary School, and the old Richlands Elementary School. The assessment of the old Richlands Elementary is to look at whether to repair, replace or demolish.