Huntsville voters approved increasing the Huntsville School District’s millage for the first time in 30 years.
Final results show that 869 residents voted for the millage increase, while 829 residents voted against the millage, according to the Madison County Clerk’s Office.
The millage will go from 32.1 mills to 36.
The increase is expected to generate about $13 million.
The money will fund a new activity center, a career to education building and facility upgrades.
Huntsville’s current millage rate is the lowest among public schools in the 5A Conference.
Huntsville Public School officials released the following statement:
As of May 21, 2019, the community of Huntsville voted 869 FOR while 829 voted AGAINST. The 3.9 mill increase passed to fund the building of 6 CTE classrooms, an activity, and installation of an a/c in both the St. Paul and Huntsville gyms.
We respect all votes and perspectives and pledge to continue to be diligent stewards of our district’s budget. Thank you for voting for our kids for the first time in 30 years!
Our kids and community’s future appreciates YOU.