LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - Soon, Long Beach residents will vote on a $20 million bond issue the school board approved. The school released a statement explaining the $20 million would go towards building a new Long Beach High School, as well as security upgrades to other schools.
In the statement, the Long Beach School District addressed the need for enhanced security due to the school being built in the 1950's. The new high school will be built on the same footprint as the current high school, meaning the new school will be built in phases.
The vote will be held on August 2.
The full statement can be found below.