Okolona district votes on school bond today

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OKOLONA – Voters in the Okolona school district will decide today whether to approve a $2 million bond issue.

The bulk of the money will be spent on building repairs at Old Okolona High School, which houses administrative offices, and on heating and air conditioning repairs at Okolona Elementary School.

Superintendent Dexter Green has said if the bond issue is approved, taxes on a $100,000 home would rise $98 a year.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. City residents vote at Okolona High School, while school districts residents who live outside the city – east Chickasaw County and extreme west Monroe County – will vote at Okolona Elementary’s Parent Center.