HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) – The Harrison County School District is looking to grow in the next two years.
With more than 15,000 students presently enrolled, district officials say schools are getting too crowded. They proposed a solution that includes building brand new schools and upgrading existing ones.
“People are going to ask, how much is it going to cost me?,'” said Harrison County schools Superintendent Roy Gill
According to the district, it will cost taxpayers nothing, if anything at all.
The price tag on the project stands at $71 million with $16 million coming from the district. The rest of the $55 million is the bond issue for voters to approve in November. People in support of the bond say the long-term effects for students outweigh the current cost.
“We need to invest in them and help them be successful. There’s no better to set them up for success than providing a quality education,” said Tammy Rouse, a supporter of the bond.
The Harrison County School district is also planning to bolster security in some schools, and build new classrooms, restrooms, and a gym at North Gulfport Middle School.
The estimated date of completion on the project is August 2020, just in time for the start of a new school year.
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