New Academy of Innovation Interior

New Academy of Innovation Fly-Through


    On March 27, 2018, more than 69% of the votes cast in the Bond Election voted FOR the school bond. The official results can be viewed at the Mississippi Secretary of State's website by clicking here.


    Here are some facts that you need to know about this project. 

    • This plan includes major renovations at both high schools at their existing sites.

    • This plan includes improvements at all middle and elementary schools. 

    • This plan includes a brand new Academy of Innovation (7th-8th grade - currently located on Grove Street) building located near the other two middle schools. 

    • This plan includes major renovations to athletic facilities at both high schools. 

    • The last time Warren County invested in its schools through a bond issue in Warren County was in 1969 - 49 years ago. 

    • The money raised from this bond issue can only be used for facilities improvements. These improvements include: 

      • New state-of-the-art Career Academy improvements at each high school. 

      • Additional classrooms to combat overcrowding.

      • Safety upgrades such as improved fire alarm systems and intercoms.

      • Mechanical upgrades.

      • Improved ceilings, floors and lighting.

      • Cafeteria improvements.

      • Drainage improvements.

    • The total project cost is estimated at $131.5 Million. The bond portion of this project is $83 Million. The difference will be covered by funds that are now available due to debt being paid off this year.

    • The increased annual millage is 7.91. A homeowner whose property is valued by the tax assessor at $100,000 would see an increase of $79.10 per year per household. This is equivalent to approximately $1.50 per week per household.