Madison County voters will go to the polls on Sept. 15 to decide whether the school board can issue $61 million of general obligation bonds.

School officials have said the bond issue would not require an increase in taxes. However, the referendum must pass by at least 60% of the voters to be approved.

Most of the new debt will be used to build a new high school but projects at other schools also would be funded, including new science labs, classroom additions, athletic fields, and infrastructure needs and repairs.

Madison County is the second fastest-growing school district in Mississippi.

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