We must move forward on schools

Published 11:16 pm Wednesday, January 24, 2018

On Monday, Adams County residents have a chance to object one final time to spending plans of the Natchez-Adams School District.

The school district is moving forward with plans to effectively borrow approximately $34 million to build a new high school and make renovations to the majority of the district’s other school buildings.

Plans call for those funds to be pulled in two avenues — $9 million borrowed and repaid with a limited tax note and $25 million obtained through a Mississippi Trust Certificate lease program.

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Two public hearings will be opened on Monday, the $25 million matter at 9 a.m. and the $9 million one following at 9:30 a.m.

Both hearings will be in Adams County Chancery Court.

If residents oppose the plan the school board offers, this is their chance to speak their mind.

If, after hearing the objections, the plan moves forward, we hope and pray all sides will work together with the common focus on moving forward public education in our community.

Our community must understand that in such endeavors, once the will of the people, pro and con on an issue, is heard we must move forward and support the matter at hand. Doing the opposite will only serve as a further anchor on our community’s forward progress and help no one.