A millage increase for the improvement of Vilonia schools passed with 75 percent voting for the measure. Unofficial results show 442 voting for the increase and 146 voting against.
The millage will be increased to 39.9 mills. The increase of 1 mill will go toward payment of debt of about $7.2 million, which will erect and equip new school facilities and improve existing facilities.
The one-mill increase would provide funding for an Intermediate School for grades 4-6, a safe room for the Junior High/Senior High and a safe roof for the Primary school. One mill is estimated to bring in $7 million in the district, costing taxpayers an increase of about $20 in taxes on a house with an assessed value of $100,000. The state will provide $9 million in funding for the project.
In the only other contested election, Carl J. Barger was elected to the Conway School Board with 65 percent of the vote. Barge received 98 votes while Ron Hill received 51 votes.
Results will not be certified for at least 48 hours.