Education

$10M bond issue up for vote in Pass Christian

Pass Christian School District Superintendent Carla J. Evers said renewal of a $10 million bond will not affect taxes in the city.
Pass Christian School District Superintendent Carla J. Evers said renewal of a $10 million bond will not affect taxes in the city. jvicory@sunherald.com

Voters will decide Tuesday whether or not the Pass Christian School District renews a $10 million bond to pay for widespread improvements across the school district.

The bond will expire in September 2017. Renewing it will not affect taxes, Superintendent Carla J. Evers said.

“This won’t raise taxes,” Evers said. “It won’t lower taxes. It’s just something that needs to be renewed. We’re asking the community to assist us with making these improvements to the school district.”

Bond projects include:

▪ Construction of a five-classroom alternative school on the northeast end of the high school campus.

▪ A more secure entrance to the high school with buzz-through doors and a waiting area for the public.

▪ A new gym at the Pass Elementary and middle school campus.

▪ Paved parking and new bathrooms at the football facility and baseball/softball complex.

▪ Construction of a new band hall.

The band hall is necessary, Pass High Principal Robyn Killebrew said, since enrollment in the band program has increased from 15 to about 75 students since 2007, with more students expected in the future.

Polls will be open until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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