NEW ALBANY, Miss. (Press Release/WTVA) - New Albany's school bond issue passed overwhelmingly.
New Albany voters went to the polls Tuesday.
Of 877 total votes cast, 811 voted in favor of the bond issue and 66 voted against, a 92.47 percent approval rate.
“With the passing of this bond issue, it shows that the New Albany community, once again, has placed a high emphasis on our school district,” said Superintendent Lance Evans.
With the passing of the $8.5 million bond, school board and administrators will begin planning immediately so that renovations and repairs can begin in May 2019 as soon as the 2018-2019 school year concludes.
Through the summer of 2019, repairs and renovations will occur on all school campuses to include New Albany Elementary School, New Albany Middle School, New Albany High School, New Albany School of Career & Technical Education, and the Alternative School.
Repairs and renovations will include roof repairs and replacements; HVAC replacements; and security upgrades. The focus of the renovations will address safety and security; student comfort; and energy efficiency.
“We are so appreciative of our community’s support of our school district in this bond issue,” Evans said. “It will help us in achieving our strategic plan’s goals and core values.”