School District considering 1.5 mill property tax

Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 06:45 PM.

“There would be a modern spacious facility that accommodates today’s numbers, designed for today’s students,” he said. “It would be safer from outside threats, a consolidation cost savings to facilities, maintenance, personnel, resources and energy. There would be simplified and safer bus traffic, better control of the students, simplified parent traffic flow, convenient for parents and closer to and on the same side of the railroad tracks as the hospital, police, Emergency Management Services and the Fire Department.”

For the community he said it would be beneficial because of it doubling as a “special needs shelter” located on the South end of the county which will balance out the needs as Poplar Springs serves as a shelter in the northern portion of the county.

“Not to mention a new water tower for Southwest Bonifay, upgraded streets and new sidewalks,” said Dixon.

Chair Rusty Williams also thanked everyone for their work towards getting the new schools built.

“I want to thank the board members and staff and all those involved in process of developing and building these new schools,” said Williams. “Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication towards building our students a brighter future in Holmes County.”

Board member Debbie Kolmetz said that she had attended the Rural Summit on Safety in Quincy.

“We had some speakers come in from Sandy Hook and I found it to be very informative,” said Kolmetz.

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