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Wayne Schools Kick Off Bond Levy Campaign

Reported: Feb. 5, 2014 4:59 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 5, 2014 10:45 PM EST
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WAYNE, W.Va. (Dave Benton) -- The clock is ticking for the future of Wayne County schools. In three months voters will head to the polls and vote for a proposed bond levy. If it passes, the $40 million raised would build a new Ceredo-Kenova Elementary, Crum Pre-K - 8 and renovations to Wayne High School.

Last year, the bond levy failed, but Superintendent Lynn Hurt said she's optimistic.

"I really don't want to say much about the last bond, but that I learned about ourselves and the residents," she said. "They want to see our school system move forward and want to be sure we use their tax dollars for projects needed. These projects are nothing but need."

Over the past few months, a series of community meetings gave the Board of Education input that would help find a solution to build two new schools and repair one. If the bond levy passes on May 13, a homeowner who's property is appraised at $100,000 would see a $60 increase in taxes each year.

There will be bond informational meetings held throughout the next few months so the public will understand exactly how the proposed bond will fund the projects. Detailed information on the bond levy and dates of the informational meetings can be found at www.wayneschoolswv.org



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