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Liberty-Benton school district wants to fund a new building, but they have to
turn to voters to foot most of the bill.
members met Tuesday to go over details before placing a bond issue on the
November ballot. The district hopes to build a new K-8 building with a proposed
price tag of $31.7 million.
store owner Carrie Cavins says she's no stranger to pulling a little more out
of her pocket to fund local schools.
father lives in the Liberty-Benton district, I live in the McComb district. I
see my paycheck and his paycheck, and I actually pay more in school district
tax than he does, so I think he can probably handle a little bit more," Cavins
said. "A new building would really benefit the kids."
school board hopes the state will fund about $12 million, leaving the rest up
to the district to raise. The proposed 6-mill levy could cost taxpayers around
$19 million over 35 years.
school's website says no decision has been made on what would be done with the
current K-8 building and land.