The Jasper County School Board is still waiting to decide on a $46 million school bond referendum. Voters approved one in September of 2001, but it's been held up in court. Now they're trying for another, so construction on two new schools can begin. The school district and the Citizens for School Choice have been trying to negotiate, but now Superintendent Dr. Bill Singleton says he's finished discussing the first referendum.
"All communication will be severed after this date," he said. "The school district would be better served by continuing through the courts...at least we have a 50-50 chance."
Singleton says he's stopping negotiations because the Citizens Committee demanded the school board pick up its legal costs.