Helena-West Helena Schools To Ask For Property Tax Increase

May 13, 2016

Helena-West Helena School District officials say they plan to request a property tax increase to support the remodel of a high school. 

The Helena Arkansas Daily World reports that the district's patrons will vote on the 9.75 percent increase in the November general election as they also elect a new school board. 

Chairman of the district's advisory board Andrew Bagley says the property tax increase would be approximately 40 cents per day, or $12 per month for the average Helena-West Helena household. 

The funds would go toward a major construction and renovation project at Central High School. Bagley estimates that the proposed project would cost nearly $29 million. 

Bagley says the district would qualify for more than $7 million if the property tax increase is passed.