Grady voters to weigh in on bond issue

Staff report

Grady voters are being asked in today’s election to approve a maximum $500,000 bond issue to help pay for maintenance and improvements, according to Superintendent Ted Trice.

Trice said the bond issue is the first for the Grady Municipal School District in at least eight years.

Trice said cash generated by the bond issue is needed to pay for badly needed maintenance on the existing school building. It will also be used for new door locks and security cameras, “Money we don’t have in the general budget to keep all those things going,” Trice said.

Grady’s only school building was forced into two lockdowns last fall because of threats — once because an anonymous text claimed falsely that bombs had been planted in the school. A 17-year-old Grady student was later charged with sending the threats.