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Phenix City, Lee County schools receive BRAC funding

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PHENIX CITY/LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - Phenix City and Lee County are two of four school districts receiving significant funding for new school construction and repair.

The funding will fully support BRAC-impacted school systems to accommodate student growth.

Phenix City schools are slated to receive about $8.1 million and Lee County Schools will receive $13. 5 million.

The U.S. Army estimates Lee County will gain about  750 to 1,000 students from BRAC.
As a result Lee County plans to build a new elementary that could hold 800 students.

The new school will be built on land located south of Mullins Road and east of Bush Road.

The school will service kindergarten to six grade, since all elementary schools in Smiths Station will eventually be K-6 schools.

Dr. Nowlin of Lee County Schools, says Lee County will save millions of dollars in interest by receiving this interest free bond.

The school system already has one-third of the debt money set aside to pay back the bond over a 15-year period.

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