New Albany school officials seek school district upgrades in upcoming bond vote

New Albany school officials are preparing for a vote this week, to bring upgrades to the school district.

Posted: Sep 23, 2018 10:50 PM
Updated: Sep 24, 2018 9:06 AM

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - New Albany school officials are preparing for a vote this week, to bring upgrades to the school district.

If approved on September 25th, the district will begin working with architects to access the most important areas to address first.

The bond, for $8.5 million, will be voted on Tuesday. Officials say the bond will go towards roof replacements, energy efficiency, and safety.

Security includes better school surveillance along with a uniform system throughout the entire district.

This bond is strictly for improvements to the existing facilities, and construction will begin the summer of 2019.

"We have to make sure that our people can get out and vote," said New Albany Superintendent Lance Evans. "Because sometimes they think it's going to pass, and they don't go vote. So, I would encourage everyone to go out and vote.

Voting is on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Union County Courthouse. Absentee voting can be done on Monday at City Hall.

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