Jones County Supervisors ordered to pay school district bond indebtedness bill

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A special judge ordered the Jones County Board of Supervisors to pay the two point nine million dollar bond indebtedness payment owed by the school district.

Judge L. Breland Hilburn decided that supervisors violated the law when they voted not to pay the school's bond indebtedness bill.

County Attorney Wayne Thompson said the Mississippi Constitution prohibits the courts from ordering a political subdivision to levee a tax.

Meanwhile, the school board attorneys said county residents voted for the bond issue knowing they would have to foot the bill if funding from the Mississippi Adequate Education Program fell short.

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