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City Schools of Decatur holding ‘information session’ on $75 million bond

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City Schools of Decatur holding ‘information session’ on $75 million bond

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Decatur School Board members will participate in an information session on a proposal to borrow $75 million to fund school construction.

The bond referendum will be on the Nov. 3 ballot. The information session will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center, located at 231 Sycamore Street.

“City Schools of Decatur board members and staff will be in available to answer questions,” an announcement from the city says. “Find out more about the proposed school construction projects, so you can make an informed decision when you vote. This meeting is presented by Decatur’s Lifelong Community Advisory Board.”

Legally, Decatur School Board members cannot advocate for the approval or defeat of the bond referendum. A 2012 Attorney General’s opinion says that courts have ruled public officials, “may not use their resources to persuade voters to support or oppose a ballot question.” They can, however, provide information to voters.

Here is the full announcement from the city of Decatur:

Lifelong Decatur Presents:

City Schools of Decatur Bond Referendum Information Session

You are invited to attend an information session on the upcoming City Schools of Decatur bond referendum on Thursday, October 15, 6:30pm at Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street. City Schools of Decatur board members and staff will be in available to answer questions. Find out more about the proposed school construction projects, so you can make an informed decision when you vote. This meeting is presented by Decatur’s Lifelong Community Advisory Board. For more information about the bond, visit the City Schools of Decatur website athttp://csdecatur.net. For more information about Lifelong Decatur and the board, contact leeann.harvey@decaturga.com or 678-553-6548.

Lee Ann Harvey

Lifelong Community Coordinator

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