Buffalo Island Proposes Millage Increase a 3rd Time

Jan 4, 2016

Citizens in Monette, Leachville, and Black Oak are preparing to vote a third time on a millage increase to support the Buffalo Island Consolidated School District.  Since 2014, the district has tried twice to pass a 9 mill increase to construct a new school and make other improvements for the district. 

On this third attempt, which will happen next week, the district is asking for a 7 mill increase.  If it passes, the district plans to construct a new K thru 6 school in Leachville, and a 7th-12th grade school in Monette. 

Nettleton Schools will ask for a millage increase March 13th in a special election.  17 million dollars worth of projects at the district could be completed with the extra money.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.