JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to approve a resolution in support of special election millage vote on February 9.
The 7.6 mill will make way for a new Jacksonville High School and much needed improvements to the schools in the newly formed Jacksonville North Pulaski School District.
"We've worked on this for decades, because everyone understands that a commitment to education is one of the best economic investments a community can make," said Roger Sundermeier, chairman of the Board. "Quality schools have been shown in other communities to attract new jobs and private investment."
The idea for the plan is to take the old middle school, which has been shut down for several years along I-67/167 and flatten it. They hope to build eight separate buildings on the several-acre plot of land, turning the high school into a campus located right in the middle of town.
The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce represents over 350 businesses and their employees in Jacksonville and surrounding areas.
The official vote for the millage will be February 9.