Hopkins County School Board Approves New Tech Center



     THE HOPKINS COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MOVED LAST NIGHT TO APPROVE A 3 YEAR 6.7 MILLION DOLLAR BOND ISSUE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER.  THE BOARD HEARD FROM GREG PHILLIPS OF HILLYARD LYONS.  HE RECOMMENDED A SHORT BOND ISSUE, IN CASE THE SCHOOL SYSTEM RECEIVED A LITIGATION SETTLEMENT IN THE NEAR FUTURE OVER THE FAILED CONSTRUCTION OF THE OLD CAREER AND TECHNICAL SCHOOL.  THAT WAY, THE DISTRICT WOULDN’T BE STUCK WITH A LONG-TERM BOND ISSUE THAT WASN’T NEEDED.

     BOARD MEMBER MIKE MORGAN MADE A POINT OF TELLING EVERYONE THAT THE BOARD DID EVERYTHING IT COULD TO CHECK OUT THE OLD SITE, AND THAT THE STATE APPROVED IT.  HE SAID HE HOPED THE COURTS WOULD NOW TAKE CARE OF THAT SITUATION.

     THE FORMER SITE WAS ABANDONED DUE TO SUBSIDENCE ISSUES THAT WERE CAUSING LARGE CRACKS IN THE WALLS AND FLOORS.

Filed Under :  
Locations : Hopkins CountySettlement
People : GREG PHILLIPSMIKE MORGAN MADE
 Follow 
Share