FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith voters pass a millage increase by a wide margin.
Votes in favor of the increase was 4,048 (63 percent) and against was 2,353 (37%).
In March, the Fort Smith school board voted in favor of placing a millage increase on the May 22nd ballot.
The increase will come from property tax.
For example, for a $100,000 home the homeowner would pay $9.26 more a month.
The millage would go toward school district improvements such as safety, storm shelters and other expansions like a technology center, according to the Fort Smith Board of Education.