The Huntsville School Board met to discuss strategies for a millage increase this May.
The board voted last Monday to send a 3.9 mill increase to the ballot in the annual school election.
If passed, the proposal would increase the district’s millage rate from 32.1 mills to 36 mills.
The increase is expected to generate about $13 million dollars for the district to use for constructing and equipping an activity center, career-to-education and installation of air conditioning in the gym.
Any remaining funds will be used for constructing, refurbishing, remodeling and equipping school facilities.
“So we really need an area where we can have a lot of different events and things for our students and our parents and the community as a whole,” said Dr.Tammi Davis, superintendent for the Huntsville School District.
Of the 236 school districts listed on the Arkansas Department of Education’s 2017 millage report, only 11 districts currently have a lower millage rate than Huntsville.
Huntsville’s millage rate is currently the lowest among public schools in the 5A Conference, which it was moved to at the beginning of this year.