Bond resolution draft underway in proposed school project

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THOMASVILLE — A joint school bond resolution being drafted must be approved by the Thomasville City Board Education and Thomasville City Council before voters have a say-so.

If approved by both governing bodies, the bond question would appear on the November general election ballot.

In recent months, city school system officials asked city council to consider approving the resolution so it can appear on the November ballot. Without council approval of the resolution, the bond question cannot appear on the ballot to be decided by the electorate.

A resolution draft is being drawn up by bond counsel Jon Pannell, a Savannah attorney with the firm Gray, Pannell and Woodward. 

The resolution would spell out the maximum amount of the bond and a maximum interest rate, City Attorney Tim Sanders told council members at a recent workshop.

The school board is requesting the bond for a project that would put city school system grades 6-12 and facilities at the current MacIntrye/Scholars Academy campus.

Sanders said the resolution will contain a description of the project and specific wording that would appear on a ballot.

The custom is that such a resolution would be approved by the school board, then go to city council, Sanders said. 

 

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820 

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