School board approves bonds for FHS overhaul

The Morning News reports that the Fayetteville School Board voted yesterday to accept the $52.3 million in Qualified School Construction Bonds allocated to Fayetteville by the State, most of which would go towards improvements to the Fayetteville High School campus.

Citizens voted against a 4.9-mill property tax increase to build a brand new high school last month.

News that the resolution passed at yesterday’s school board meeting first broke when FPS Public Information Officer Alan Wilbourn tweeted the following:

Fayetteville School Board approves resolution to authorize FPS to take advantage of $52.3M in stimulus credits.

Acceptance of the stimulus credits was recommended by FPS administrators last week during a special workshop meeting held in the Adams Leadership Center across from Fayetteville High School.

The approval only signifies a plan to use the money and is not a guarantee that the funds won’t be sent back.

Read it at The Morning News