Voter Turnout Steady Precinct Workers Say

By: Lori Dougovito Email
By: Lori Dougovito Email

School elections will determine bond proposals, tax issues and school board seats.

Grand Ledge and Okemos Public Schools are depending on voters to say yes to their multi-million dollar bond proposals.

In Okemos, it's a $6.8 million proposal that would go towards buying and installing technology and buying school buses. Retired Superintendent James Olin voted yes. "I think, at this point, they need it. I think the local communities have to step forward," Olin says.

In Grand Ledge, a two part, $40 million bond proposal would pay for building renovations and technology improvements as well as updating athletic fields. Parent Linda Barner voted yes on the first part, no on the second. "We need the upgrade. They need to bring the schools into modern technology, I can pay for that, but things are tight at home too. I can't pay for the other, for the sports fields," Barner says.


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