Voters in Jasper County have passed a $10 million school bond for East Jasper County schools.
Complete, but unofficial, returns show the bond issue winning 68 percent of the vote, well over the 60 percent required.The money will be used to build a new elementary school and carry out repairs elsewhere in the school district.
Ninety percent of the money would be used to build a new elementary school and to replace the 50-year-old William J. Berry school.
Officials also said the cafeteria at school needs to be enlarged. More classrooms and a field house are also needed; science labs need updating, and more lights are needed for the auditorium.In addition, officials said the district needs a new alternative school.