Education

Pass Christian voters favor renewing $10M school bond

Pass Christian School District Superintendent Carla J. Evers said Tuesday’s bond vote will not affect taxes.
Pass Christian School District Superintendent Carla J. Evers said Tuesday’s bond vote will not affect taxes. jvicory@sunherald.com

Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the rollover of a $10 million bond to pay for widespread improvements across the school district, a school official said.

Pass Christian High School Principal Robyn Killebrew said 79 percent of voters approved the bond rollover.

The city clerk’s office was counting affidavit ballots Wednesday morning. The ballots will not affect the outcome of the election.

The bond would have expired in September 2017. Its renewal will not affect property taxes, School District Superintendent Carla J. Evers said.

School officials said the bond will be used for several projects including the construction of a five-classroom alternative school on the northeast end of the high school campus, a securer entrance to the high school, a new gym at the Pass Elementary and middle school campus, paved parking, new bathrooms at the football facility and baseball/softball complex and the construction of a new band hall.

The bond will not expire in 20 years.

Justin Vicory: 228-896-2326, @justinvicory

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