Q Are county school districts required to reimburse the county for the cost of a special election called relating to the issuance of school bonds?

A Yes, Section 37-59-3, as amended by the Mississippi Uniform School Law of 1986, provides that bonds are to be issued by the individual school districts instead of the county or municipality. Therefore, with the enactment of the Mississippi Uniform School law of 1986, school districts became obligated to pay expenses incurred in the preparation and conduct of school bond elections. School districts that adopt resolutions calling for such elections are legally obligated to reimburse the appropriate county or municipality that pays those expenses. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Montgomery, June 8, 2018)
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