COTTON VALLEY – Voters in Cotton Valley’s School District 12 overwhelmingly passed a 5 mill ad valorem tax that will provide funds to fix the school.

Unofficial results show that 85 percent of the voters who cast their ballot said yes, with only 17 percent casting a ballot against.

The proposition will allow District 12 to have the funds to make much-needed repairs to the school. Immediate needs include drainage issues around North Webster Upper Elementary’s gymnasium as well as maintenance issues.

The tax is expected to raise about $139,000 per year.