LCSD to hold final meeting on school bond

Published 10:55 am Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Lafayette County School District has announced a final public hearing ahead of the Sept. 11 vote on a bond referendum to build a new elementary school.

In a news release, LCSD stated that the meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at the Lafayette Middle School auditorium.

Representatives from the school district, as well as the architects for the proposed elementary school and Innovative Construction Management, the construction company tapped to build the school, will be on hand to answer questions from the public.

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The upcoming vote has been several years in the making for the district, which has seen a steady increase in student enrollment over the past decade. LCSD superintendent Adam Pugh has cited a 2.5 percent-per-year projected growth in the student population in previous school board meetings and during the first public hearing regarding the bond.

The current bond proposal is set at $23 million over 15 to 20 years.