Here is a list, put out by Keep Bryant Schools Moving, that shows the projects to be covered by the Bryant Public Schools millage increase of 2017.
1. Use new millage revenue to construct two new elementary schools to relieve overcrowding. One school will be built immediately; the second school in 2021.
2. Build a new junior high school on the Hill Farm property for all 8th and 9th grade students (allowing existing middle schools to be 6th and 7th grades only, resulting in 400 new open slots; and taking over 800 9th grade students off the Bryant High School campus). Moving these students from those campuses will relieve overcrowding in those buildings.
3. Replace outdated facilities at Bryant High School with new capacity for the future growth in student population by 2025. Facilities include PE/Health facilities, fine arts performance and instruction facility, and kitchen and dining expansion.
4. Retain $6 million in the school district operating fund, allowing $3.5 million for increased teacher and staff salaries (which have remained flat for the last two years). A three-year salary plan has been developed to recruit and retain the very best teachers and staff.
5. Use the remaining $2.5 million (of the $6 million) for district operating funds, allocated for major maintenance and future construction needs. Some projects would be eligible for matching funds from the State Facilities Division.
6. Increase maintenance funds for existing buildings.
7. Fully staff maintenance, technology, food service, and custodial positions.
8. Improve safety and convenience at elementary schools for dropping off and picking up students, upgrades at other campuses, and purchasing property around Bryant High School for student population growth.
9. Relocate Maintenance and Transportation Buildings to the Hill Farm property to alleviate traffic congestion on the main campus.