Lowndes County schools announce vote on $47M bond issue

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COLUMBUS, Mississippi — The Lowndes County School District will put a $47 million bond issue before voters in August.

Voting will be people who live outside the Columbus school district.

WCBI-TV in Columbus reports (http://bit.ly/1weIu8m ) the county school board voted Friday to have the election on Aug. 26.

Superintendent Lynn Wright says $20 million is planned for a new New Hope High School, $10 million for centralized career technical center, major athletic and school upgrades at all three campuses, and computers for every student during the next two years.

Wright says the career-technical center will combine scattered programs at three different campuses into one high-tech center.

At New Hope, the existing high school will become a middle school.

The bond issue must be approved by 60 percent of those voting.

Information from: WCBI-TV, http://www.wcbi.com

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