Fayetteville High School millage fails

The votes are in. The ballots have been counted, recounted, and it looks like Fayetteville will not be building a new high school in the immediate future.

The proposed 4.9-mill property tax increase to fund construction of a brand new Fayetteville High School was voted down by more than 2000 votes, with over 10,000 people turning out to vote during the early voting period and the special election on Tuesday.

The final (unverified) count was 5,954 AGAINST and 4,085 FOR the millage.

UPDATE: The verified count was considerably different, but with the same outcome. The new numbers are 6,382 AGAINST and 3,672 FOR.

Ozarks Unbound has more.
Make sure to check out Christopher Spencer’s coverage of last night’s election results at Ozarks Unbound. Chris has a story, photos and an interview with Superintendent Vicki Thomas.