Union County School District Board of Trustees Approves Bond Election for Campus Upgrades

NEMiss.News vJamey Wright and Windy Faulkner



In a recent decision, the Union County School District Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to proceed with a bond election scheduled for September 19, 2023. The proposed bond aims to address crucial areas of improvement, including enhanced safety measures, upgraded classrooms and restrooms, and the installation of sports lighting for all softball and baseball fields. This move showcases the district’s commitment to providing a secure and modern learning environment for its students.

The Union County School District is grappling with a significant increase in student enrollment, reaching maximum capacity across all campuses. With a surge of 115 students in the current school year alone, the district is in urgent need of additional classrooms and restrooms to accommodate the growing population. Remarkably, it has been more than half a century since the district last passed a bond, as it has diligently managed resources to meet the district’s needs without imposing tax increases on the community. However, the time has come for the district to seek approval for a bond to address the pressing infrastructure demands and ensure a conducive learning environment for all students.


The Union County School District is extending an invitation to all citizens of Union County to participate in one of two upcoming community meetings. These meetings aim to provide valuable information about the planned additions to the district’s facilities. Mark your calendars for August 28th and September 11, 2023, and join us at the Union County School District Office located at 250 Carter Avenue. The meetings will commence promptly at 5:30 p.m., offering an opportunity for community members to engage and learn more about the exciting developments in store for the district.

Residents of the Union County School District will soon have a crucial decision to make. On Tuesday, September 19, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., polling precincts will be open for citizens to cast their votes on the approval of the bond issuance. It is important to note that for the bond to be approved, a minimum of 60% of the voters must vote in favor of the proposal. For those unable to vote in person, absentee voting will be available at the Union County Circuit Clerk’s office in the courthouse on September 9th and September 16th, from 8:00 a.m. till noon. Make your voice heard and participate in shaping the future of the Union County School District.


-Kendall Stancil

Video on Bond Issue -What it will buy: https://fb.watch/mChFzTt9iW/?mibextid=2NXEJI

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