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.