School seeks millage increase for facilities

School seeks millage increase for facilities
Superintendent Gene Weeks says the district is wanting to add 4.95 mills to the current 37.49 millage.

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - An area school has a long list of projects in the works, and they’re hoping voters will approve a millage increase to pay for it.

Greene County Tech Superintendent Gene Weeks says the district is wanting to add 4.95 mills to the current 37.49 millage rate.

The projects the district wants to tackle include; a four classroom addition at the middle and intermediate school (which would take students out of the portable classrooms, a 10,000 square foot addition to the junior high, a baseball and softball complex, an Animal Barn so that students don’t have to travel across town, and upgrades to Eagle Stadium.

Also, the increase would help pay for two new school resource officers which Weeks says is crucial.

“Safety again, it’s going to be important that now we won’t have any exposure,” said Weeks. “We’ll have resource officers on all three campuses, everyday, that’s one of the main features.”

Weeks said it is a $15.5 million project.

The millage will be voted on March 12 at the Center Hill Church of Christ.

If approved by voters, Weeks also noted that it would probably take around 24 months to complete the facilities.

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