Voters Reject PCSSD, Hot Springs, Sheridan Millage Efforts

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LITTLE ROCK, AR – Voters in two school districts tonight have rejected the school districts’ request to raise taxes.

Votes are still coming in for the increase for the Pulaski County Special School District, but voters are overwhelmingly saying no with 75 percent against, and 25 percent for it.

The district planned to use the funds to improve schools that were part of the new Jacksonville North Pulaski School District. The school district was also hoping to build a new elementary school to replace Scott Elementary which is expected to close.

Hot Springs voters also turned down a proposed millage increase to help the school district with a vote of 563 for and 627 against.

The increase was suggested to help the district make improvements and additions to their schools. The district says many of its buildings need upgrades to gives students a 21st century education.

And finally, a Sheridan school district millage was also rejected. The district planned to add a middle school campus at East End, and agriculture and culinary teaching facilities to the high school, improve the athletics, band, and choir at Sheridan High School.

They also had plans to build a multi-purpose arena.

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