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NLR residents to vote on millage increase

It's a $265 million project, but even students who will be long gone when the project ends call it an investment.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR -- On the outside, the North Little Rock High-West campus looks historic.  Behind the doors, students say it's just old.

"A lot of the rooms are really outdated. A lot of the equipment is outdated," Justin Klucher, a junior, said.

It's crammed and classes are scattered all across the district.

"They weren't built to the energy efficiency standards. They weren't built to the education standards now," said Scott Miller, a school board member.

School leaders propose consolidating and updating buildings to better the educational experience.

That all depends on if enough people vote "yes" February 14 to increase the tax rate and allow school leaders to consolidate the district's 21 campuses to 13.  They would close four elementary schools and send all students to one middle school and one high school.  The schools that stay open will undergo major renovations.

"You have the proper building with the teachers we have, we know our children are going to be better educated and have better test results," Miller said.

It's a $265 million project, but even students who will be long gone when the project ends call it an investment.

"It could be a new learning environment for them and they can be more concentrate more on their school work," said Briuna Clark.

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