Bryant Voters to Decide on School Tax Increase


BRYANT, AR -- Bryant school leaders hope voters support a tax at the polls in a few weeks.

They said the additional money is needed to support their growing enrollment.

Bryant voters head to the polls on February 11th to decide on the tax.  This would increase the millage rate from 37.2 to 41.9 mills.

For a home valued at $150,000, the owner will pay $11.75 more a month in taxes.

Bryant leaders said they need to build a new elementary and middle school and add to existing buildings to accommodate growth.  They gain about 250 new students each year.

"Do look at this as an investment. We're investing in the future of our country by providing education to our students here at Bryant," said Devin Sherrill, spokeswoman for the Bryant School District.

Bryant schools get the lowest millage amount when compared to the other school districts in Saline County.

The increased millage will put them on the same level as the Benton School District, which has the highest millage rate.

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