Residents who live in the Hinds County School District approved a bond measure by almost 85 percent of the vote cast on Tuesday, August 15 to help improve their district’s schools.
The bond will fund building renovations, construction and in-class improvements within the district. The vote allows HCSD to issue a $59.9 million bond to make their planned improvements to the school district in the next three years. There are 55 planned projects in the school district.
“I would like to thank Hinds County residents for displaying their overwhelming supporting for our children and our schools by passing this bond,” Superintendent Dr. Delesicia Martin said in a press release. “This investment will allow us to continue on our journey to excellence by creating twenty-first century learning spaces, enhancing classroom instruction with new technology, and providing more opportunities for students to participate in the arts.”
The bond will cover improvement projects at Bolton Edwards Elementary/Middle School, Byram Middle School, Gary Road Elementary School, Gary Road Intermediate School, Raymond Elementary School, Raymond High School, Terry High School and Utica Elementary/Middle School.