The city of Gulfport is holding a special election on May 27th to decide whether to sell $41.2 Million of bonds to build a new Gulfport High School. If passed, the initiative would cost the average taxpayer $50 per year.
The Committee for Excellence in Education says that Gulfport High doesn’t have the curb appeal that new schools do. The new school would provide larger, more functional classrooms and meet modern technology demands.
The new facility would also address safety concerns and reduce the number of access points from over 70 in the current facility to just 4. Administration spaces would be centralized to provide better service to parents.
For more information, see WLOX’s report Group pushes bond issue for new Gulfport High School.