School bond vote in Clinton - - Jackson, MS

School bond vote in Clinton

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) - Clinton voters will decide a $23.5 million school bond issue on Tuesday.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

For a school bond issue to pass, state law requires at least 60% of those casting ballots to vote in favor.

The Clarion-Ledger reports the district's last two bond issues passed by 85.1% in 1993 and 86.6% in 2004.

The bonds would pay for construction of a "school within a school" to house grades 2-5.

About $900,000 would be used to refurbish Clinton Junior High and Sumner Hill Junior High. The old Eastside Elementary would house the district's administrative offices and its Alternative School; Northside Elementary likely would be razed.

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