School bond in Ocean Springs passes

Published 1:15 pm Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ocean Springs voters have approved a $37 million bond issue that will pay for a new high school among other things.

Sixty-four percent of those voting Tuesday approved the bond issue. Such bond issues require approval of 60 percent of those voting to pass.

The money will be used to build a new high school and realign other schools in the district. It also means homeowners will see higher property taxes beginning in 2010.

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Superintendent Robert Hirsch says the school district, which serves 5,400 students, is at maximum capacity. Temporary trailers are in place at the middle school, high school and one of the elementary schools.