Harrisburg defeats mill increase; Marked Tree picks school board member

POINSETT COUNTY, Ark. – School elections were held across NEA on Tuesday.

In Poinsett County, two races were the focus of voters. One of those was a 4.4 mill increase to 39.9 mills for the Harrisburg School District, County Clerk Teresa Rouse told NEA Report. The measure was voted down 278-107, according to the unofficial results from Rouse’s office.

“We’ve had that now every year since Weiner and Harrisburg joined together,” Rouse said. “The people are familiar with this. It has to be on the ballot every year because the two areas have different millage rates.”

A significant election for the Marked Tree school board was also held, with zone five’s school board director chosen in a tight race. Alan Lynn Teague narrowly defeated Jessica Fernandez by a vote of 55-49 for the seat on the school board.

It was the first opposed race on the school board in at least seven years, since the present superintendent took over, Rouse said.

The full results in spreadsheet form may be viewed below:

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