County Schools Consider Bond Issue

Discussions continue about a possible multi-million dollar loan for the Lauderdale County school district.

In a special called meeting Monday, the school board discussed a proposal to borrow between $5 million and $7 million for upgrades for the district.

If approved, officials say the bulk of the money would be used to improve the air and heating systems at all schools.

"We have another work session Feb. 12 with the people from the Viaron Company to tell us what it's going to cost to complete that energy saving project," said Superintendent David Little. "We're thinking $2.5 to $3 million to do that."

Little said the rest of the money could be used for plumbing upgrades and possibly an alternative school.

The board will likely vote on the bond proposal next month. If approved, voters would have the final say in the November election.