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Voters Approve Bond Restructure For Fayetteville Public Schools

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Voters have passed a bond restructure Tuesday (Feb. 11) that allows Fayetteville Public Schools to move forward on adding a new midd...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Voters have passed a bond restructure Tuesday (Feb. 11) that allows Fayetteville Public Schools to move forward on adding a new middle school.

The bond restructuring will allow the district to move forward with a new middle school in west Fayetteville and includes millions of dollars in upgrades for existing schools. Overcrowding has become an issue as more students enter the halls.

The final vote was 2,466 (88.61%) For and 317 (11.39%) Against.

Barbara Verdery serves as a poll center supervisor and she said just at her location hundreds showed up to place votes throughout the day Tuesday (Feb. 11).

"We have had a variety of people," Verdery said. "They are concerned about our schools. They want to keep our school district as one of the premiere school districts in Arkansas."

According to the school district the possible new campus would be a middle school on the west side of town near Wedington and Rupple Road.

The Washington County Election Commission will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. in Room 115 of the Washington County Courthouse.  The purpose of the meeting will be to review five provisional ballots from the Fayetteville School Special Election.