Moody School District passes referendum with 8 votes | The Times of St. Clair

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The Moody School District voted to increase its ad valorem tax by 15 mil to improve its schools.

In the November 16 election, when Moody District voted in favor of the new tax by three votes, the school system had to wait until the following Tuesday for the provisional votes to be collected and counted. Five of those ballots were in favor of the tax while none were against, giving the OK for the new tax by eight votes, 928-920.

According to the Moody High School website, Moody Schools will see a new high school built. The new school will include a performing arts center as well as STEM and science labs.

Moody Junior High School will be moving into the existing high school to allow for more space, including its own dining room that high school and middle school students currently have to share.

The elementary school will also see renovations, including a new entrance, while the middle school will have additions such as a play area for students with special needs as well as outdoor classrooms and a laboratory. STEM.

Moody’s football program will also receive a new grass pitch.

Superintendent Mike Howard said he was delighted for our students and staff at Moody.

“It’s a big day for Moody. We are happy to partner with the community and the big projects will start very quickly,” he said.

Howard added that the goal will be to prepare the newly constructed high school by August 2024. Meanwhile, the board will begin on the football field, the playground at Moody Middle and the new entrance at Moody Elementary. in the coming months.

Associate Editor Josie Howell: 205-884-3400.

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