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Two millage proposals pass, one falls short in school board elections

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Three millage proposals were up for a vote Tuesday and two of those did pass. 

In the Brookland School District, the 1.99 mil increase did pass. According to Superintendent Kevin McGaughey 69% of voters said yes to the proposal. The number of voters in the school board election reached 844, McGaughey said.

The increase will help contribute to $18,000,000 they plan to use for three projects.

At the Marmaduke school board election the five mil increase also passed. Superintendent Tim Gardner said the measure passed by three votes. The voting results were 263 yes and 260 no. 

Most of the millage will go toward technology, according to Gardner. 

In Mississippi County, the Manila School District also voted on a 4.7 millage increase. Assistant Superintendent Chris Ferrell told Region 8 News the measure did not pass with 261 residents for and 323 against. Over 580 people voted.

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