The Maury County School Board approved a budget on Monday that includes provisions for two new schools on that county’s side of Spring Hill.

The budget, which for 2017-18 will be $96,679,682 million, includes a rate of $1.25 per 100 of property for schools, will help pay the bond for an elementary and middle school on Mahlon Moore Road.

The $65-million bond will take up about $0.10 of the district’s tax rate and pay $2.12 million each year for the next 25 years.

The vote for the bond passed 7-2. David Bates and David Moore were the no votes.

The district announced plans to buy the land for the schools last year.

In need of new schools to help overcrowding at Marvin Wright Elementary, the Maury County School Board in December approved the purchase of a large tract of land in Spring Hill to hold a new elementary school and eventually, a middle school and it has room for a new high school as well.

The purchase of 242.73 acres at 3451 Mahlon Moore Road, in southeast Spring Hill, was unanimously approved in December.

“The goal that we set forth was to find a piece of property that could house an entire campus of a high school, middle school and elementary school,” assistant superintendent. Stan Breeden said.

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