- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 27, 2019

KILN, Miss. (AP) - Voters in a Mississippi Gulf Coast school district have approved $16 million in borrowing to pay for upgrades.

Hancock County school Superintendent Alan Dedeaux tells WLOX-TV that 85 percent of voters on Tuesday supported the bond issue, while 15 percent opposed it. He says 975 people voted, with the measure easily clearing the 60 percent required.

The vote extends current property taxes to repay the borrowing, but doesn’t raise taxes

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

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


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

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