BROOKHAVEN SCHOOL DISTRICT REQUESTS APPROVAL OF $8M BOND ISSUE
Bond measure will not require a tax increase.
The Brookhaven School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to seek voter approval for a $8 million bond issue for facility upgrades throughout the district. The bond, if passed, will not require a tax increase for members of the community and will allow for much needed safety and security upgrades at all schools. “In light of the uncertainty in the world today, as seen in recent violent acts in schools across the country, we must show our community that we are committed to ensuring the safety of our students and faculty in the Brookhaven School District at all times,” explained School Superintendent Ray Carlock.
Another major concern of school leaders is the aging air conditioning systems throughout the district. With the approval of the bond issue, schools will be equipped with more efficient and economical heating and cooling systems. “Brookhaven students deserve a safe and comfortable environment in which to learn,” said Deputy Superintendent Rod Henderson. “Our students are always our priority, and we know that our community feels the same. The Brookhaven School District has always been able to depend upon a strong backing from the residents of Brookhaven, and we are counting on them to support this bond issue to help us create more secure and up-to-date facilities for our students, faculty, staff and entire community.”
Residents within the Brookhaven School District boundaries will have the opportunity to vote on the bond proposal on May 7, 2019. Voting will take place on each of the Brookhaven School District campuses.
The list of proposed projects includes:
System-Wide Security Enhancements
Campus Access Points – current/future
Brookhaven Elementary School
Mamie Martin Elementary School
Lipsey Middle School
Alexander Junior High
Fannie Mullins Alternative School
Brookhaven High School
Brookhaven Technical Center
Other General System-Wide Projects/Needs