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Town hall meetings to focus on proposed Scott County high school

Second high school necessary in Scott County

Superintendent Kevin Hub said Great Crossing High School needs to be built as soon as possible and that means raising taxes.
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Superintendent Kevin Hub said Great Crossing High School needs to be built as soon as possible and that means raising taxes.

The proposed funding and construction of Great Crossing High School in Scott County is the focus of three public meetings planned for August.

Superintendent Kevin Hub, who began his tenure in July, has scheduled three meetings in the weeks before the Aug. 18 deadline that he presented to the school board to raise taxes for construction or put off the decision for another year.

The meetings are scheduled for:

▪  7 p.m. Aug. 2, John L. Hill Chapel, Georgetown College.

▪  7 p.m. Aug. 8, Scott County High School auditorium.

▪  7 p.m. Aug. 16, Grace Christian Church, 1648 Lexington Road.

Hub has been outspoken in his support for a second high school, which has been a point of controversy in the community for at least four years.

Hub said is asking 5-cent equivalent tax increase, known as the “nickel tax,” to pay for bonds to cover the $48 million construction. With the average house in Scott County valued at $150,000, the tax increase would be about $75 per household, he said.

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