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Mississippi school district sets $16M borrowing referendum

January 13, 2019

KILN, Miss. (AP) — School leaders in a Mississippi Gulf Coast school district will be asked later this year to approve $16 million in borrowing to pay for upgrades.

Hancock County school Superintendent Alan Dedeaux tells WLOX-TV that voters will be asked to extend current property taxes to repay the bond issue, but won’t be asked to raise taxes.

Much of the money would go for upgrades at Hancock High School and the district’s career technical center. The borrowing would finance a new field house, four new classrooms at a performing arts center, a new district administration building and 10 new buses.

The school board approved the referendum this week, and will later set an election date, expected in March.

Voters in at least 23 Mississippi school districts have approved borrowing since 2013.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, http://www.wlox.com