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