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School district receives $50,000
by Zack Steen
Mar 20, 2017 | 2793 views | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Alcorn School District is now $50,000 richer thanks to Rep. Nick Bain (D-Alcorn) and a bond bill passed in the state capitol last year.

Originally written to only add new lighting to the Kossuth Aggies baseball field, school officials recently voted to slit the bond money between the three county schools.

“They contacted me about slitting the money and I told them that was fine,” said Bain. “The bond was written for facility improvements in the Alcorn School District and they spend it how they like.”

Superintendent of Education Larry B. Mitchell said the amount of money Kossuth, Biggersville and Alcorn Central receives will be based on enrollment at each school.

Some of the money has already been spent, according to Mitchell.

Plans include baseball field lighting upgrades at Kossuth, football field lighting upgrades at Alcorn Central and refinishing of the gym floor at Biggersville.

House Bill 1729 is a $249 million unforgiven bond which included more than 100 different construction projects around the state and the school district’s part was passed into law during the 2016 legislative session.

“Being able to bring some money back home from this heavily Republican supported bill highlights my ability to work within the system and with both parties to help my people back home,” added Bain.

Alcorn County also received $400,000 from the bond for the continued development of Alcorn County’s Northeast Mississippi RailHub South.

Sen. Rita Potts Parks (R-Alcorn, Tishomingo, Tippah) requested the RailHub receive funding from the bond bill.
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