Houston School District seeks school bond to fund repairs

Houston voters will either approve or vote against the $9.25 million school bond on Tuesday.

Posted: Feb 20, 2020 9:56 PM
Updated: Mar 3, 2020 5:46 PM

HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Leaders in the Houston School District say their schools need major repairs.

However, there is one obstacle: funding.

MGN Online

Cook wants the district to borrow $9.25 million to make repairs to buildings.

When the weather is not so pleasant, administrators shuffle students around to continue class, all 5 buildings in the district have leaks in the roof.

There are also drainage issues and parking lots that flood.. The district's old HVAC units are no longer efficient.

Houston residents will either approve or vote against the school bond issue today in the vote.

Cook said repairs to the middle school’s roof is a top priority if the bond issue passes, "The middle school is a top priority right now. It has to have a roof. The high school would probably be second, then the two elementary schools"

If approved, the entire repair process across the district will probably take three years to complete with the work being done in the summer. The work would start immediately, Cook said.

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