Crittenden County Board of Education on Tuesday evening voted 4-1 to move ahead with consideration of a school tax increase of 5.8 cents. The money would be used for construction of a new high school on the current campus and move middle-schoolers from the antiquated junior high into the current high school.
The vote is not binding, but instead moves the proposal ahead formally with a public hearing on June 1. A final vote would follow.
See this week's issue of The Crittenden Press for more.