On March 12, the Fort Smith Public Schools Board of Directors voted to accept a modified version of the Citizens Committee's recommendation for a millage increase proposal.
The Citizens Committee first introduced a millage increase proposal at the February 26 BOE meeting. After his presentation, Citizens Committee Chairman Jason Green encouraged the board to look for further efficiencies to the CC approach, and the FSPS Board directed the administration to look for ways to refine the original proposal.
The Board reviewed and discussed a modified proposal and voted to take this question of increase to the voters on May 22.
The modified recommendation calls for a 5.558 mill increase, which will raise $121.6 million.
On May 22, 2018 Fort Smith and Barling voters approved the proposed 5.558 millage increase developed to address safety and security needs, technology replacement and the development of a robust career and technology program in addition to important building renovations. You can view the Press Release here, and you can use this link to view the Certification of School Board Election.