Residents to vote on Hinds County school bond in August

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — In August, some voters will head to the polls to make a decision about a school bond for the Hinds County School District.

Voters who are registered at the following precincts are affected: Byram 1, Byram 2, Byram 3, Old Byram, Bolton, Brownsville, Dry Grove, Cayuga, Edwards, Raymond 1 & 2, Utica 1 & 2, Chapel Hill, Terry 1 & 2, Springridge, Learned, and St. Thomas.

Hinds County officials said the vote would take place on August 15.

Residents who vote in the above precincts will decide on a school bond issue for additional funds that would be used for these schools: Bolton Edwards, Byram Middle, Gary Road Elementary, Gary Road Intermediate, Raymond Elementary, Raymond High, Terry High, and Utica schools as well as other buildings throughout the District.

The school district said the bond includes funding for programs like the 1-to-1 Technology Initiative, the addition and renovation of athletic fields, and the construction of performing arts facilities, and providing access to state-of-the-art technology and programs for Hinds County students.  The district said there is also a potential for the addition of Career Technical Center classrooms.

School officials said the proposed bond issue will also boost the employability of students who graduate from the district.

For those who aren’t registered to vote and would like to participate in this election, the deadline to register is July 14, 2017.

Get information on voter registration on the Secretary of State’s Office. 

If you are already a registered voter in Hinds County, officials are asking that you check your voter status to ensure that you are indeed an active voter by calling the Hinds County Election Commission at 601.968.6555. You may also reach the Hinds County Election Commission for a sample ballot.

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