Local Election Results Are In


The results are in from Tuesday's election, and its good news for the Lansing School District. Voters said yes to renewing Lansing's 17.9 mill operating millage for the next 20 years. It passed with 75-percent of the vote. That millage pumps $18 million dollars into the district's budget every year. While Lansing School administrators are relieved this morning, the news isn't so good for other districts. Voters in Grand Ledge rejected a sixty million bond proposal. It was close, but the final numbers this morning show, "no" with 51-percent of the vote. The district wanted to use the money to revamp its schools, including new buses, equipment, playgrounds, and to improve school safety, security, and technology.

A bond proposal in Stockbridge Community Schools also failed by just 62 votes. The district wanted to borrow more than $18-million to remodel schools, buy new equipment, and buses. Voters in Leslie give the thumbs down as well to a millage proposal. "No" won with 56-percent of the vote.

Good news for Williamston Public Cchools. Williamston's school recreation millage passed easily with 70-percent of the vote. It's a yes, in Maple Valley Schools as well this morning. The bond proposal will raise property taxes by four point one mills. A bond proposal in East Jackson easily passed with 65-percent of the vote. Voters in the Camden-Frontier School District in Hillsdale County agreed to a bond that will pay for new school buses. It passed with 60-percent of the vote. And a yes on a bond proposal in Quincy Community Schools, as well. We're still waiting on numbers from the Bath and Ovid-Elsie school districts. We should have those numbers sometime this morning and will post them on wilx.com.


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