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Know more in 30 seconds - Jefferson County Schools

April 10, 2007

The issue: Jefferson County Schools officials say they need to build two more elementary schools because of increasing enrollment and the number of portable classrooms at the county's eight elementary schools.

What's new: School officials say they should be able to pay for construction of two schools with state funds, school impact fees collected in Jefferson County and gambling revenues if Jefferson County voters approve casino table games for Charles Town Races & Slots.

What's next: Jefferson County voters will decide June 9 whether to allow the track to have casino table games. If approved, the games would generate about $1 million a year for new school construction in Jefferson County. School officials are hoping the elementary schools can be built by 2010.

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