SHERIDAN, Ark. -- Sept. 20, 2016, residents of the Sheridan School District passed a 3.8 millage increase. A total of 2,576 people voted for the increase and 1,722 voted against it.
Superintendent Jerrod Williams issued the following statement in response:
“I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for the strong support the community has shown for our students during this election.
“Our main goal during the campaign was to be as transparent as possible with our facility concerns and our plans for the future. With help from many community members, I think we accomplished that goal and made great strides in garnering much appreciated trust and support from our patrons.
“We are obviously very pleased with the results of the election. The millage passed in both of our district's counties and won by more than 850 votes. With the passing of this millage, we will be able to vastly improve the state of our facilities and will have the resources to provide more opportunities for our students.
“This millage increase is not just an investment in our education system — it is an investment in our community. By approving this millage, you have made a significant difference for our children, our community, and our future. Our future is bright, and I am excited to be a part of this journey with you.”