JCJC President says bond bill will be used for math building

JONES COUNTY,MS (WDAM) -   The state legislature has approved a $422.9 million bond, and  $25 million of that bond goes to community colleges, if signed by the governor.

President of Jones County Junior College, Jesse Smith says if they receive a portion of the $25 million it will be used to renovate the math center on campus.

Smith says like other community colleges JCJC is behind on maintenance of effort. Smith says the bond is needed, but it could be a while before they could even see the funds.

"Usually, the state treasurer will sale those funds those bonds in the market around October. We usually don't have access to those funds till February or March of the following year 2012. That is probably when you could expect to see them, and you really don't see them. Those funds stay in the State Department of Finances, then you have to have a project. You can access those funds once you have a project that is approved," said Smith.

The math building has not been renovated in almost thirty years.

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