School Board Starts Millage Vote Discussion

UPSHAW: People Didn't Feel Involved In Process

Posted: November 30, 2012 at 5 a.m.

School Board members unofficially decided they want something built that will relieve capacity at Bentonville High School by 2016 during a meeting Thursday. Travis Riggs, board president, said that means another millage election could be before voters by fall 2013.

At A Glance

District Survey

A survey sent out by the Bentonville School District earlier this year asked voters why they did or didn’t support a millage increase in June for a second high school. Resolving overcrowding was chosen by 505 of respondents as the top reason they voted for the increase. The cost of the plan was chosen by 474 respondents as the top reason they voted against the increase. More than 1,700 postcards were returned.

Source: Staff Report

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Take off $24mil for athletics and you might have a decent shot of passing.

Posted by: AutopilotAR

November 30, 2012 at 10:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The School board also said the Centerton site was going to cost an extra 4.5 million in road infrastructure over the Bright Road location. Their's 4.5 million in savings just going with the other location.

Posted by: MPV

December 1, 2012 at 3:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )