Montgomery County Pushes Forward With New High School!
In June of 2015 the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners voted to increase taxes by five cent. This increase was solely dedicated to education. Four percent dedicated to help fund one central high school, and one percent to help fund maintenance and repairs on existing facilities.
Over the last year the Board of Commissioners, Montgomery County Schools, and the Montgomery Community College have worked together on a plan for one central high school to be located adjacent to the community college. This concept was brought to life when the opportunity for a USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) loan opened up. on July 19th, 2016 the Board of Commissioners held a public hearing to receive comments regarding an application for approximately $67,000,000 to construct a new central high school to be located adjacent to Montgomery Community College. At this meeting the Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to move forward with the USDA loan application.
On August 25th, 2016 the Board of Commissioners held a special called meeting and public hearing. At this meeting Alan Hart, with the USDA, presented the terms and conditions which had to be accepted formally to move forward with the process. After receiving no public comments the County Commissioners voted unanimously to move forward and accept the loan terms and conditions for a loan of approximately $67,000,000 to construct the new central high school.
A education committee has been formed with members from the Board of Commissioners, Montgomery County Schools, and Montgomery Community College. This committee will work together on plans for programming for the new high school.
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