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Moss Point Schools Will Feel Effects Of Plant Closing

The closing of the International Paper Mill in Moss Point will be felt throughout the city, and that includes area school systems. However, the schools will not be hit as hard as initially thought.

Taxes collected from the mill make up about 12 percent of all local tax revenue for the school system's budget. Interim Superintendent W.C. Williams said the shut down is just one of many things to keep in mind when looking at the budget.

"We're always considering our budget," Williams said. "We're always looking at making necessary cuts, considering the fact that the state, with their reduction and their deficit. And this is just something else we must consider, and we will be looking in that area."

The school system is also concerned about the impact on student enrollment and volunteer efforts.

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