ELECTION RESULTS: a vote of confidence in local education

Michigan

The stakes were high for local schools and overall voters agreed to requests for renewing millage and approving sinking funds while rejecting school bond efforts.

Mason Public Schools Millage got a 74% yes vote while the Dansville School Sinking Fund got a 58% no vote.

Mason voters were asked to renew an operating millage of 17.9388 mills while Dansville voters had to decide on an additional mill.

A surprise in the Charlotte Public Schools Bond where voters decided not to approve a bond request for nearly $28 million to update school buildings.

A statement from Charlotte Public Schools Interim Superintendent Richard Ames said in part, “while we are disappointed in the outcome, we are thankful for the many members of the school family and community who worked tirelessly to communicate our message.”

Both the East Jackson Community Schools Bond and Concord Community Schools Sinking Fund got a yes from voters.

The East Jackson Community Schools asked to borrow up to $8,750,000 for updating schools. The Concord Community School District asked voters to renew a building and site sinking fund for five more years.

Voters also approved Hanover-Horton School Districts request to borrow up to $4,890,000 for improvements.

Additionally, voters decided to let the Howell Public Schools borrow up to $39,000,000 for updates around the district.

In Hillsdale, voters sent a mixed message to first responders by voting no on law enforcement millage, but yes to fire and public safety millage.

Voters from the City of Brighton were a lot more straightforward by voting yes on both street improvements and fire millage.

Overall some tight races tonight with the Dansville Schools Sinking Fund being decided by 102 votes and East Jackson Community Schools Bond being approved by 71 votes.

Check out all the election results at wlns.com/election-results and find out more details on the votes at wlns.com/news/voters-head-to-the-polls-tuesday/1982993102.

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