GREENWOOD (KFSM) - Voters on Tuesday night approved a millage increase to build a new freshman center for the Greenwood School District.
The 1.9 mill increase amounts to about $37 more in property taxes per year for a $100,000 home. The building will cost about $12 million, with $2.3 million already secured from the state, said Greenwood School District Supt. John Ciesla.
Voters approved of the proposal 933 votes (54 percent) to 785 (46 percent), according to county election commission results.
School administrators said the new freshman center is needed because of overcrowding concerns. State education officials determined the district needs additional classroom space for about 360 students. The new facility would be added on to the high school and make room for 400 students.