Posted: May 6, 2013 8:03 AM by AP
Voters gave the St. Tammany Parish School Board authority to issue $135 million in bonds for school construction and upgrades for technology and security.
The Times-Picayune reports the measure was approved by voters on Saturday 61 percent to 31 percent
The school system's plan for the borrowed funds calls for $46 million in classroom construction to replace modular units in place since 1996 and 1997 on six campuses: Fontainebleau Junior High, Lyon Elementary, Madisonville Elementary, Mandeville Elementary, Pontchartrain Elementary and Tchefuncte Middle.
Another $20 million is earmarked for improvements to security and technology, in part to meet new requirements from the state.