During an interview just aired on KOAM, Joplin R-8 Board of Education President Annie Sharp said the following:
-The construction project is four percent over budget.
-To repay the long-term financing, the district will have to spend $600,000 annually from the capital outlay fund- the fund which takes care of problems that occur at all of the district's buildings.
-"I would rather err on the side of giving our community more than they need
CFO Paul Barr said another revenue stream will be needed. So far, the only suggestion anyone has made has been selling naming rights.
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