Ocean Springs High School to become f...

Ocean Springs High School to become first in state with aquaculture greenhouse

There are 6 comments on the The Mississippi Press story from Mar 12, 2014, titled Ocean Springs High School to become first in state with aquaculture greenhouse. In it, The Mississippi Press reports that:

OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi -- Come next fall, students at Ocean Springs High School will be able to study marine life up close, thanks to the construction of an aquaculture greenhouse on the school grounds Funded by a $77,000 grant from the Career & Technology Department of the Mississippi Department of Education, the greenhouse will be constructed ... (more)

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Confused

Perkinston, MS

#1 Mar 12, 2014
What else do they want? An Olympic swimming pool? How about gold plated locker rooms?

Where the hell is the money going to come from to pay all this crap. The district is almost in litigation because the city is broke & owes it money. The district has maxed out its millage -- even if they get a grant from the state to pay for this -- who's going to pay for the upkeep? It isn't free....

Why not just turn the high school into a new junior college, sh*t man.

Let it go already. You're a small town high school with too much debt & maxed out millage. Under state law you can't even raise taxes any more or issue too many more bonds with out the interest rate on your debt exploding.

What are they gonna do? Lay off teachers & janitors to pay for this?
Volunteer

Ocean Springs, MS

#2 Mar 12, 2014
layoffs are coming
Gulf

Perkinston, MS

#3 Mar 13, 2014
I don't think many understand the way budgeting works for municipal entities like school districts or cities or counties -- they can't print money or get federal bailouts. They have 3 ways to pay for something -- hike taxes -- which in this state is hard to do because of millage rate limits -- meaning local districts can only raise property taxes so much til they reach the cap that the state set for them. That or they can dump bonds.

But that's risky because you have to pay interest on your debt. That's not free. More you borrow now, the less you have to play with later.

That or like you said -- layoffs -- eat into operating expenses & other things int he budget to absorb the 'mandatory costs'-- of course I wonder how many illegal aliens are at OS school systems schools? Deport them all & use the payroll to hire more staff.

That's one thing. But they have an aging workforce -- can you imagine what's going to happen when their PERS retirement payment balloons in a few years....
Gulf

Pascagoula, MS

#4 Mar 14, 2014
"I do not believe the board intends to pay any past P&I fees," Moran said. "It never has and there is no state law that requires it. I will leave that for the board to deliberate after our meetings with the district.
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http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-ne...

So in other words the BofA & Connie are saying now the District owes them $ & theyre not paying.....lol that's lovely.
Wimpy

Ocean Springs, MS

#5 Mar 16, 2014
I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for an aquaculture greenhouse today.
Gulf

Pascagoula, MS

#6 Mar 21, 2014
http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-ne...

So they met today to "discuss things" but didn't even bring up the topic....amazing. Its going to go down to litigation, almost sure of it.

And that will cost even more $ for both parties.

Moran is too stubborn & vindictive & this new superintendent doesn't play by the good old boy/girl system.

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