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MILLAGE INFORMATION

Millage Update

Highland School District has proposed a rededication of our existing millage. The vote will be held Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: When is the 2020 Special Election?

A: The 2020 Special Election will be held Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Q: Is there a request for an increase in the total millage rate?

A: No, the District is only requesting to continue the current 5.0 debt service mills. The millage will remain at the current 30.0. Therefore no tax increase will occur.

Q: What is the purpose of continuing the millage?

A: To provide a great education to the students of Highland School District in an environment that is safe, secure, and conducive to learning.

Q: How many Arkansas schools have a lower millage than Highland?

A: Two - only two schools in the entire state have a lower tax rate than the Highland School District. They are Mountain View and Lee County(Marianna).  

Source: Arkansas Department of Education Millage Report

Q: How many Arkansas schools have a higher millage than Highland?

A: In Arkansas, 230 schools have a higher millage. This equates to over 98% of other Arkansas schools having a higher millage than the Highland School District.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education Millage Report

Q: If it passes, where would this place the District in comparison to other Arkansas schools?

A: If the millage passes, 98% of other Arkansas schools will still have a higher millage rate than Highland.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education Millage Report

Q: How does the District compare to the state average?

A: The District is currently at 30.0 mills. The state average as of the 2019 election is 38.76 mills. Highland School District would remain well below the state average.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education Millage Report

Q: How does the District’s current millage rate compare to other school districts with approximately the same assessed valuation and student enrollment?

County

Benton

Franklin

Polk

Sharp

District

Gentry

Ozark

Mena

Highland

2018

Assessment

179,724,685

175,380,678

160,058,504

174,006,794

2018

Millage

46.00

38.50

35.90

30.00

2018/19

Enrollment

1,447

1764

1709

1619

Q: How does the District’s current millage rate compare to other school districts in the surrounding area?

County

Izard

Fulton

Sharp

Izard

Lawrence

Izard

Lawrence

Fulton

Fulton

Sharp

District

Calico Rock

Viola

Cave City

Melbourne

Sloan Hendrix

Izard County Consolidated

Hillcrest

Mammoth Spring

Salem

Highland

2018 Assessment

37,205,508

42,603,930

76,319,409

88,570,356

46,098,576

55,728,635

45,412,863

42,645,095

50,724,321

174,006,794

2018 Millage

42.30

40.62

39.00

38.22

36.93

36.00

35.90

35.00

31.50

30.00

2018/19 Enrollment

372

374

1196

848

709

504

413

459

846

1619