HCSD Seeking $55 Million Bond Issue

HCSD Seeking $55 Million Bond to Address Security, Overcrowding

The Harrison County School Bond Issue is generating a lot of interest across the Coast, and the district wants to make sure voters have the facts to make an informed decision.

The Harrison County School District has set up four informational meetings to give the public an opportunity to learn details about the bond referendum and ask questions. Here are the dates, times and locations of those meetings:

-October 23, 2018: West Harrison High School - 5:30 pm
-October 24, 2018: River Oaks Elementary - 5:30 pm
-October 29, 2018: Lyman Elementary School - 6:00 pm
-November 1, 2018: D'Iberville High School - 6:00 pm

This $55-million-dollar bond will address two immediate needs in the district: Security and overcrowding.

With school safety always being the district's top priority, this bond would be used to renovate school entrances to improve security.

And with rising enrollment, the district plans to build two new schools and redesign North Gulfport Middle School to alleviate overcrowding now and handle projected growth.

The public is invited to visit the district office on Highway 49 during regular business hours to get an up-close look at the renderings of the four major projects.

The district website also contains important information about the bond referendum, including links that explain the scope of each project, how the district plans to finance the bond, the timeline, and renderings. There are also links with answers to the most frequently asked questions, and a sample ballot.

Remember, only voters who live in the Harrison County School District will vote on the bond referendum. Absentee voting is already underway, and the general election is on November 6.