A Crossett School District proposal to increase the school millage rate to build a new high school failed with 669 voting for the tax hike and 808 voting against it in Tuesday’s school election.

The district sought a 4-mill property tax increase and a transfer of 1.27 mills from capital outlay to debt service to fund the construction of a new high school with a media center, dining facility, and a 1,500-seat state-of-the-art arena suitable for high school graduation ceremonies and community events.