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UPDATE: CPS board puts $30 million bond on April ballot

UPDATE: The board unanimously voted to put the bond issue on an April ballot.

ORIGINAL: Tonight the Columbia Public School Board of Education is discussing the idea of putting a $30 million general obligation bond on an April ballot.

Primarily, the funding will go toward construction of a new middle school in southwest Columbia. Designs for the new school, which could possibly hold between 700 and 800 students, were released in August. For more details on the new middle school design, click here.

One condition of the bond is that the property tax rate will not increase as a result of CPS taking on the $30 million debt.

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