In North Tippah, Walnut, Chalybeate improvements planned

TIPLERSVILLE – The North Tippah School District has applied for $600,000 in Qualified School Construction Bonds for improvement projects at Walnut Attendance Center and Chalybeate Elementary School, Superintendent Junior Wooten said Tuesday morning. The district’s federal re-investment fund application seeks $500,000 for re-roofing the Walnut Attendance Center, and $100,000 for construction of a new sewage system at Chalybeate. That system will hook onto the Walnut sewage system. The Walnut job is now under way; the Chalybeate project has not yet been started, Wooten said. The North Tippah School District recently voted to participate in the America Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), better known as “Stimulus Package,” that makes funding available to each school district for the purposes of constructing, remodeling, upgrading, and/or equipping of facilities, and for the purchase of land for such facilities. The money will replace local funds which have already been spent on the Walnut project, and which are to be spent on the Chalybeate job, the superintendent said. The money will be awarded on a first-to-apply, first-to-receive basis.

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