Meridian Public Schools holds meeting to discuss bond issue

Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 10:28 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A meeting was held Thursday to discuss a proposed bond issue for the Meridian Public School District. The architect and the superintendent brought forward much-needed information about how the money would be spent.

The $34 million ‘no tax increase‘ bond issue would go to safety upgrades and renovations to every school building. The bond issue also covers a brand new baseball and softball field.

“We’ve been good stewards of our funds. Now we have an opportunity to use a bond issue to go for additional upgrades and renovations that we need, so we’ve paid off our old debt. Now we have a chance to not tax the citizens of Meridian anymore, but actually do some much-needed upgrades, ”said Meridian Superintendent Dr. Amy Carter.

There will be two more meetings discussing the bond issue. One meeting will be held on July 28 and the last meeting before the vote will be Aug. 2.

Registered voters in the Meridian Municipal School District May vote on the bond issue. The election is set for Aug. 9.

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