Millage Fails

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It was a financial setback for 12 mid-Michigan school districts. A loss in the polls for an Ingham County millage means deeper school cuts are on the way.

The Ingham Intermediate School District Regional Enhancement Millage was voted down Monday Night. With only 12-percent of the registered voters in the county going to the polls, more than 55-percent voted no.

The loss of an additional $7.5 million a year means deeper cuts for these districts. In Lansing, only 7-percent of the registered voters went to the polls, with 60-percent of those voters saying no.

Lansing school officials say this loss of close to $3 million could mean more staff reductions. The district is facing $10 million in cuts for next school year.