Tupelo voters to decide fate of $44M bond package for repairs and renovations at local schools


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TUPELO, Mississippi — A proposed $44 million school bond issue will be presented to Tupelo voters on April 28.

The bond issue was approved Tuesday by the school board and the city council.

Tupelo schools superintendent Gearl Loden tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/19zmgtS ) that the new bonds would not require a tax increase because they would replace others that expire this year. The bond issue must get approval from 60 percent of the voters.

The list of improvements includes new roofs, heating and air conditioning units, energy-efficient lights and security cameras at many campuses. Loden says some older campuses would receive extensive upgrades.

Loden says the primary new construction projects would be classroom additions at the Early Childhood Education Center and at Tupelo Middle School.

Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com

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