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Saturday, 27 February 2021

Jackson County School District bond proposal passed by school board

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Jackson County School District bond proposal passed by school board
Jackson County School District bond proposal passed by school board

The Jackson County School Board approved the next step in getting a bond issue to voters for improvements at county schools.

- the jackson county school board- approved the next step in - getting a bond issue to voters- for improvements at - county schools.

- news 25's grant chighizola has- the numbers and details on the- proposal they passed tonight.

- - jackson county school district- leaders are moving on to the- next step following the - school board's 4 to 1 vote to - approve a bond issue proposal - for facility improvements.- sot-john strycker:- superintendent- "we're excited about it, becaus of the amount of work that has- gone into this, and - so really it's the- reccomendation from all the har- work of what we feel is best- for our school district and - children facilities-wise for- years to come."

The proposal approved by the- board is a 67-million-dollar, - 20-year-term bond with proceeds- - - split among the three attendanc- centers of vancleave, st.

- martin, and east- central based on need in those- areas.- if approved by voters, schools,- athletic, and performing arts - facilities would see a mix of - new construction or renovations- sot-troy frisbie: school board- chairman "as a parent, you see there's obvious needs that need- to be done, but things cost a - lot of- money, and the district just- can't afford to do all the- things that need to be done, so- - - - that's why you do a bond issue.- with the thumbs-up from the - board, district - officials, like superintendent- dr. john strycker, now- have to move into campaign mode- to explain the bond issue - and potential tax increases to- jackson county residents.

- sot-john strycker - "we're not trying to twist people's arms to vote yes, as - much as just making sure they - have all the information they - need, how much it will cost the- going into it,- whether they want to vote in- favor or not."

Sot-troy frisbie- "that's democracy.

We want the voters to have a say in this."

As leaders prepare for the may- 18th special election, they - say they're glad to be one step- closer to providing - improved learning environments- for the next- generation of students.

- sot-troy frisbie- "i think it's going to be a great day for jackson county, - it's going to be a very - transformative bond issue where- there's going to be things here- where people's- grandkids are going to be able- to benefit from, and we're- looking forward to- that."

In vancleave, grant chighizola,- news

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