Fayetteville approves millage for Phase 2 of new high school

The votes are in, and it looks like Phase 2 of the new Fayetteville High School is a go.

Fayetteville voters approved the proposed 2.75-mill property tax increase to fund the second phase of construction on the project by a vote of 4,875 (55.48%) to 3,912 (44.52%) (unofficially).

Turnout in this year’s election was low compared to 2009, with about 1,200 less voters this time around. Last year’s official results were 6,382 against and 3,672 for.

Fayetteville Superintendent Vicki Thomas was pleased with the results.

“I am just so happy that this community came together to make a smart decision, and vote for this plan,” Thomas said. “It really is the kids that are the winners here.”

Phase 1 construction is already underway, and now that the millage has passed, district officials estimate that the full project (Phase 1 and 2) will be completed by the fall of 2015.