Voters Reject Gravette Millage Increase For New Elementary School
GRAVETTE (KFSM) – Voters on Tuesday night rejected a proposed millage increase that would have raised money for a new elementary school and an expansion of Gravette High School.
The $14 million ballot item failed 2,367 votes (87 percent) to 359 votes (13 percent), according to the Benton County Election Commission.
The proposed millage increase would have amounted to about $70 more in property taxes for a home valued at $100,000. The high school expansion would have cost almost $2 million, while the new elementary school’s cost was set at nearly $13 million.
The high school expansion and elementary school may still be built, but will not draw extra money from property taxes, since the millage increase proposal failed.