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Vote for new Guntersville High School building fails

Guntersville High School returns to virtual learning temporarily
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Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 7:24 PM CDT
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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The polls are officially closed in Guntersville and the results are in, the vote for a new high school did not pass.

The vote failed with 571 votes for the new school and 795 votes against it.

The new high school would replace the current Guntersville High School which is 50-years-old, and the construction would cost $43 million.

That money would come from raising the mill rate to 7.5. That amounts to a $75 increase for every $100,000 worth of property.

“As of right now a lot of the classrooms are oddly shaped like hexagons, triangles with not a lot of windows, not a lot of space, very few desks. A lot of the teachers would like bigger tables for group discussions and windows for a better day for natural light,” said Guntersville High School Student Sarah Wright.

James Maze voted against the tax Increase.

“They just passed a one cent sales tax last year or the year before and the school board hasn’t spent all of that money yet. So there is a better way of doing this because it’s going to affect people who rent homes because they are going to go up on their rent,” said Maze.

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