School Debate Continues

By: Tim Saunders
By: Tim Saunders

Schools are also a hot topic in Page County. Local leaders are once again looking at ways to pay for new classrooms. County supervisors have presented $45,000,000 as a planning figure for school construction. They're asking the county school board to come up with a ten-year plan for using the money.

The money won't come cheap and some officials say the county may have to raise its real estate taxes. That's creating mixed opinions among some.

"I feel we desperately need new schools in this area, but to continuously raise our taxes is uncalled for," said Pam Hall.

"If we had done this 20 years ago, it would have been half the price," said county resident Gwynne Jewell. "If we wait another 20 years, it will be double what it is now, so I say let's bite the bullet and go ahead and do it."

The school board hopes to present its plan for school construction in the next two months.

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