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Madison County voters could be asked to approve yet more bonds

booksCANTON — Madison County Superintendent Ronnie McGehee says the school system will likely ask voters to approve another bond issue within the next three years.

McGehee tells the Madison County Journal by 2016, the need for another middle school, a separate 9th-grade building at Germantown High School or both will justify the cost.

Germantown High School, which opened in 2010, was initially built with the capacity of 1,200 students. It will have 900 students this fall.

In 1999, when McGehee arrived, records show seven schools served 7,000 students.

Now, there are 21 schools and more than 12,000 students.

In 2009, voters approved a $61 million school bond issue to build Germantown High School and expand several others. At the time, the district was using 26 trailers to house 52 classrooms.

 

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