By Devin Sherrill, Bryant School District Communications Director
The Bryant School Board unanimously adopted a resolution setting a millage election for March 14, 2017 to refund current bonds and request an additional 3.6 mills to the tax rate to fund the district’s facilities plan.
The proposed millage increase will help fund a new elementary school; projects at the high school including a new cafeteria, fine arts building, and PE facility; a new junior high; and additional updates at campuses across the district.
“Student enrollment in our District is increasing due to growth in our communities,” said Dr. Tom Kimbrell, Superintendent. “Families are choosing to live in the Bryant area for the quality of life and the education provided by Bryant schools. The growth requires additional classrooms and school facilities to educate our current and future students.”
Bryant Public Schools will use the next several months to inform district voters about the plan to address the growing student population, inadequate facilities, and the proposed mileage increase.