The votes are in and the proposed Huntsville millage increase is approved.
Tuesday night’s results were close with 869 people for the millage and 829 against.
The 3.9 mill increase bumps up the millage to 36 mills.
It will fund six Career and Technical Education classrooms, as well as air conditioning installation in both the St. Paul and Charles H. Berry school gyms.
Huntsville High School Principal Roxanne Enix said the money will go a long way for students.
“We are a high school that pushes higher ed, and we have students that go that route, but we also have students that are good with their hands,” Enix said. “We have students that are good welders, good auto mechanics, good diesel mechanics. “
“Well we think CTE is important because we know what the job market looks like at this point in Northwest Arkansas and right here in Huntsville as well,” said Superintendent Tammi Davis. “We know those are the shortage areas.”
This is the first millage passed in 30 years.
The Huntsville School District hopes the growth of the CTE program results in students being better prepared after graduation.