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VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Residents of a central Mississippi school district are approving plans to raise taxes to borrow money for improving schools.

The Vicksburg Post reports Warren County voters on Tuesday voted 69 percent to 31 percent for the Vicksburg Warren school district’s plans to borrow $83 million. A 60 percent supermajority was required.

Taxes will rise on houses and vehicles to repay the debt.

The borrowing would pay for part of a $132 million plan to renovate the district’s two high schools and add career academies at each, as well as add shared career academies at the local Hinds Community College campus. The plan would also renovate other schools and improve athletic facilities.

Voters in at least 17 school districts statewide have approved borrowing since 2013. Voters in three others rejected bonds.


Information from: The Vicksburg Post,