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Special car tags benefit Long Beach schools

New car tag highlights the Long Beach school system (Photo source: WLOX News) New car tag highlights the Long Beach school system (Photo source: WLOX News)
LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) -

The push is on in Long Beach to help the city's school system in a unique way. Alderman Gary Ponthieux is asking those who live in the city to apply for a special car tag, highlighting the Long Beach school system.

The drive began Thursday at a college and career fair on the high school campus.

"We have 3,200 students in our schools right now," said Ponthieux. "If the parents were to purchase a tag, that would give the school an extra $76,800 a year."

Each special car tag would cost an additional $31 to purchase. Of that amount, the school system would receive $24.

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