Cleburne County School Board elections were held Tuesday. Results are unofficial until they can be certified. Even though there are no millage rate increase requests, voters still saw the choice whether to vote for a millage or not. Either way, whether you vote for or against the millage, it will not change the current rate.
Concord and Quitman schools did not have any opposition in races for school board positions and none of the districts are asking for a millage rate increase, so by law, if the mentioned scenarios occur, districts can choose to not open polling sites for elections and save the school money. Early and absentee ballots were the only ones that were available.
In Heber Springs for position 3, Rick Gardner received 235 votes and Scott Enze received 23. 168 voted for the millage and 82 voted against the millage.
In Concord, for position 3A, Robin Wood received 5 votes. For position 3B, Darren Jones received 6 votes. Three voted for the millage and three voted against the millage.
At West Side in Greers Ferry, for position 2, Junior Fife received 273 votes and Wayne Byford received 51. West Side addressed their millage in a special election in July.
In Quitman, for position 3, Randy Bridges received 7 votes. For position 5, Casey Trawick received 7 votes. Six voted for the millage and two voted against the millage.
In Rose Bud, for position 1, Shawn K. Gorham received 239 votes and Russ Moon received 102 votes.
There were no school board elections taking place in Pangburn this year, according to the White County Clerk’s Office.