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Fort Mill voters OK $54M school bond package with 82 percent approval

Voters in Fort Mill Tuesday unanimously passed a $54 million school bond referendum to fund a number of infrastructure improvements to build the district’s capacity to effectively and safely serve students.

By 8:30 p.m., the final votes were counted, with the measure overwhelmingly passing with an 82 percent affirmative vote.

Lisa McCarley co-chaired the committee charged with promoting the effort.

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The referendum called for expansions at both Nation Ford and Fort Mill High Schools, a new elementary school, replacing existing athletic fields with artificial turf and funding technology and security improvements.

Fort Mill School Board Chairman Patrick White said voters approving a tax on themselves usually doesn’t turn out as popular as it did Tuesday.

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Property owners in the Fort Mill School District can expect to pay an additional $66 per year on a $100,000 house.

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