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      Building authority notion rescinded at Lee County School Board meeting

      In Monday's Lee County School Board meeting, a notion was rescinded to create a building authority.The building authority was proposed because the school system wants to work on various school projects from technology, to playground equipment, to building tennis courts.Because the building authority was rejected in a 4-1 vote, the notion had to be rescinded. This also caused questions to be raised as to whether or not the school board was trying to go around the voters. When asked, Superintendent Lawrence Walters said they most certainly were not, it was just a way to get things done quicker.Now, Superintendent Lawrence Walters, says to pay for the projects they'll have to sell general obligation bonds. To do this, they need the voter's approval. Walters says the selling of bonds will be on the May 20th ballot.

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