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  • Cydney Thompson, Northeast Arkansas News

Jonesboro Public Schools hold special election

Jonesboro public schools will hold a special election on August 11th.

The district is asking for voters' approval to restructure its outstanding bonds to generate construction funds for several projects.

This is not an increase of current property tax or the district's annual debt payment.

If approved, the district can pay off existing bonds to allow them to finance improvements through a new bond issue.

Anyone who lives within the Jonesboro School district zone and is a registered voter can vote in the special election.

“Jonesboro high school was built for 900 students back in 1974. We had added on everywhere we can and we have classrooms in hallways and locker rooms, we’ve renovated an old auditorium with about 6 classrooms so now it’s time to really do something different so we’re going to add on about 20 academic spaces,” Assistant Superintendent, William Cheatham.

Early voting starts August 4th at Craighead County Election Annex.

On August 11th voting will take place at Don Riggs Hurricane gym.

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