HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Voters in a south Mississippi will be asked to renew a tax to fund $22 million in borrowing for school renovations.
Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker tells local media that renewing the property tax, last renewed in 2001, would not raise total taxes.
Barker says the Hattiesburg school board is likely to approve the bond resolution in coming weeks.
He says $15 million in bonds from the last renewal have been paid off, and that renewing the tax will allow the school district to improve its campuses.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- CNN's Acosta back at White House after judge's ruling VIEW
- Homeless Samaritan tale raised $400K. Police say it's a lie
- Fire deaths rise to 71 ahead of Trump's California visit WATCH
- Sheriff: California wildfire's death toll rises to 48 WATCH
- Inmate's last words: 'Is it supposed to feel like that?'
To renew the bonds, 60 percent of voters must approve.
Barker and Hattiesburg Superintendent Robert Williams say renovations are needed, especially at one elementary school or the district’s lone high school