JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- The votes are in and it looks like the new Jacksonville School District is getting the money to build new schools.
Tuesday’s millage vote passed with 55 percent for and 44 percent against.
The money will go to building a new high school, elementary school and adding four multi-purpose classrooms to another elementary school.
Education Corp. Spokesperson Laura Walker said that the voter turnout was surprising.
Taxes for the city will now increase to $152 for every $100,000 in home value. The millage covers about 45 of the $80 million needed to fund the new district.