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Manila must pass millage for new high school

MANILA, AR (KAIT) -

Manila School District is asking for voters to help them get a new high school.

The district has plans for a new high school located on the current campus.

According to the school staff, the current high school, which was built in the 50s, is out dated and needs to be redone.

The Department of Education has agreed to help build the new school, but Manila residents must help out as well.

The department will pay for $14 million of the construction and Manila must pay for the rest.

The school has asked the people to pay for the school through a millage, but the past two millage attempts have failed.

The school assistant superintendent Chris Ferrell said the last millage did not pass because voters wanted the high school on campus, which was not in the original plans.

"We decided to bring it here on campus, we feel like we have listened to the voters and we're going to give them an opportunity to show us on the 15 what they think and how they feel about that," Ferrell said.

The new location is on the current bus shed near the middle school.

The new building will be state of the art with new technology, according to Ferrell.

The school will hold a informational meeting at the gym on August 27th for people to come and ask any questions before voting.

The vote will happen on Sep. 15.

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