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After public comment, supervisors approve financing for 4th middle school

After public comment, supervisors approve financing for 4th middle school

Before the Board of Supervisors considered issuing bonds for a fourth middle school at the James Blair site, public speakers lined up to address the project Tuesday evening.

Supervisors approved a resolution issuing $25 million in bonds for the project, which would create a new middle school off Ironbound Road. Supervisors John J. McGlennon, Michael Hipple and Ruth Larson voted for the financing, which was opposed by Supervisors Kevin Onizuk and Sue Sadler.

"Construction costs now are generally pretty good. I think it only makes sense for us to go ahead," said McGlennon. He said he felt there had been an exhaustive conversation about the middle school and that the...

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