Education

Rock Hill, Fort Mill to vote on school bonds Tuesday

Fort Mill schools recently opened Riverview Elementary School; a proposed bond sale would help pay to build a new middle and high school in the district.
Fort Mill schools recently opened Riverview Elementary School; a proposed bond sale would help pay to build a new middle and high school in the district. JEFF SOCHKO

What you need to know to vote in Tuesday’s school bond referendums:

Who: Registered voters in the Rock Hill and Fort Mill school districts.

When: Polls open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday.

Where: Here’s a list of polling places.

ID required: Voters will need a photo identification to cast a ballot. Acceptable forms include a South Carolina driver’s license, an ID card issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, a South Carolina voter registration card with a photo, a federal military ID or a U.S. passport.

More online: Go to heraldonline.com/education for previous coverage of both referendums, and for live results after 7 p.m.

Rock Hill – $110 million

Tax increase: None. The bonds will be sold as existing debt is paid off.

What it will pay for: Safety and energy upgrades, structural updates, buses, technology, remodeling existing buildings and a new elementary school, if growth dictates, among other projects.

Fort Mill – $227 million

Tax increase: $120 per $100,000 of assessed value, annually.

What it will pay for: A new high school, middle school, aquatics center, training center, buses and improvements to existing buildings, among other projects.

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