MICHIGAN CENTER, MI (WLNS) – The Michigan Center Schools 30 year bond proposal passed, by five votes. The final tally after triple counting the ballots was 569 to 564. Superintendent Scott Koziol gave his thoughts on the people backing his school district.
“What a show of support even though it was a close vote. I mean there was still a majority of the people who support the schools. And, I know that a lot of the people that had to vote ‘no’ don’t necessarily not support the schools, it’s a financial issue,” said Koziol.
Now $10.5 million will be in the hands of the school district.
Koziol said, “some work will begin over this summer and I don’t know what some is, but again we’re going to take full advantage of making this money go as far as we can.”
With the margin of victory close, is there worry for a recount?
“They assured me that the count…is the count. There were no problems with any of the ballots, no problems with any of the machines, the counts were balanced,” said Koziol.
Although Superintendent Scott Koziol believes there will be no recount, because of the slim margin, the chance of a recount exists.
Right now, the passed millage is the smallest amount in the county.