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Voters approve borrowing in Mississippi school district

September 26, 2018

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (AP) — Voters in a northern Mississippi school district have approved borrowing $8.5 million to make improvements to schools.

WTVA-TV reports that more than 90 percent of voters in the New Albany school district cast ballots in favor of the borrowing.

The move effectively renews a property tax that otherwise would have expired next year when $9.9 million borrowed in 2001 is paid off.

Superintendent Lance Evans says the money will be used to repair and replace roofs, replace heating and cooling systems and upgrade security.

Evans says administrators hope work can begin as soon as this school year ends at five district campuses.

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

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Information from: WTVA-TV, http://www.wtva.com

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