Centreville Public Schools received support from its registered voters to proceed with more than $17 million in improvements following Tuesday’s successful millage-increase request.
The district was seeking an additional eight-tenths of a mill to secure the funds, which will be used in three phases over the next 14 years.
Unofficial results show 465 votes in favor of the request to 383 opposed, a margin of about 55 percent of the vote supporting the request.
Superintendent Chad Brady said the result was possible thanks to the collective effort of many parties, most notably the community for its faith in and support of Centreville Public Schools.
Brady said he hopes the first matter addressed is the addition of a cafeteria to the elementary school. The school currently holds lunch and physical education classes in the same gymnasium.
The millage increase bumps the district’s rate to an even 7 mills.
Centreville Public Schools has more than 950 students.