$55 million bond issue OK'd for Harrison County schools

Published 11-07-2018

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Voters in part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast's most populous county have approved borrowing $55 million to build two new schools and repair others.

News outlets report that the Harrison County school district bond referendum passed Tuesday with 75 percent support of those voting.

The money will be used to build a new middle school on the western side of the district and a new school for kindergarten through eighth grade on the eastern side of the district. It will also include renovations and security enhancements.

Superintendent Roy Gill says the district has committed another $16 million toward the project, bringing the total cost to $71 million.

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

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