Mount Vernon Township High School Bond Measure (April 2011)

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A Mount Vernon Township High School Bond Measure was on the April 5, 2011 ballot in the Mount Vernon Township high school district area which is in Jefferson County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 4,340 Approveda
  • NO 2,915[1]

This measure sought to create a bond in the amount of $19.8 million in order to build a new high school in the township of Mount Vernon. Those in favor of the measure noted that something has to be done to the facilities, the buildings are over 100 years old and either new ones needed to be built or large scale renovations needed to occur to ensure they are safe and up to standards. Also noting that the new buildings will be an investment into the township's future.[2] A group of previous president council members of the local Chamber of Commerce had endorsed this referendum, saying that an investment in the school system was an investment in the future of the township which only proves to benefit further generations.[3]

The NAACP had given its support behind this measure noting that the new school would be a benefit to the district as well as to the advanced education of the students which would be provided. They also stated that the new building would allow Mt. Vernon to be more competitive with other school districts as well as encouraging other growth in the city.[4]