Signatures verified, election to be set for Oktibbeha Co. School District bond issue

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STARKVILLE, Mississippi — Oktibbeha County officials say they have verified enough signatures to call an election on a proposed $13.2 million local school bond issue.

The Commercial Dispatch reports ( the school system's conservator is not expected to take action until next week when the school board meets Monday.

Almost 1,900 signatures from qualified voters were verified this week. Officials say 1,500 names were needed to call the election.

A school bond referendum would require approval of 60 percent of those voting.

The school district is planning for a new campus for grades 6-7 and a pre-kindergarten program in a partnership with Mississippi State University.

The state has since ordered Oktibbeha schools to consolidate with the Starkville School District by July 2015.

Information from: The Commercial Dispatch,

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