Voters weigh in on Fort Mill bond referrendum

Voters weigh in on Fort Mill bond referrendum

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by RICHARD DEVAYNE / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 30 at 5:41 PM

FORT MILL, S.C. -- Voters turned out to cast ballots on a school bond referendum for $54 million that the Fort Mill School district says it needs to use to make improvements.

"I'm all for expanding the high schools. I'm all for building the third high school for as long as we can." said parent of three Ft. Mill students, Jane Hall.

The Fort Mill School District wants to use the funds to build a new elementary school and expand its two exiting high schools instead of building a new high school. Funds will also be used to purchase new technology for students for things like Google Chrome books and to new security measures that the board voted on last month.

If approved the referendum would mean more than $120 extra a year for homeowners with homes valued at $200,000. While some people are in favor with the referendum, others say the district could do more if they really want to.

"If they spent their money wisely they could probably give us a break on our taxes," said George McDonald, of Fort Mill, "They need to be far more frugal with the way they spend the money."
 

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