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After vote, BIC hopes to break ground by spring

MONETTE, AR (KAIT) -

More than 1,000 people came out on Tuesday to vote for the third time on the Buffalo Island Central millage proposal, which eventually passed.

The third time was a charm for the district after it was reduced from 9 mils to 7 mils.

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, Superintendent Gaylon Taylor will meet with architects to finalize plans for the new buildings.

After the state department approves those plans they will begin the bidding process.

Taylor then hopes to break ground on both buildings by spring of this year.

He said he does not know when kids will move into the new schools, but the project will take about 18 months for completion.

“You know, there may be a situation where we have to move kids halfway through the year of that semester,” Taylor said. “When we get a new building we're moving in as soon as we are ready.”

The new K-6  building will be located in Leachville and 7th-12th grades will be in Monette.

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