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In the Escanaba Area Public Schools, voters were asked to approve a “sinking fund” millage of up to 1-point-8 mills over the next four years to make building repairs and upgrade security systems in the district.
But voters rejected the proposal, 4,464 no to 3,695 yes.
“It’s disappointing,” Escanaba Superintendent Coby Fletcher told Local Three News. “But it’s looking like we had pretty good turnout. So, I’m glad that at least we had more people who ad their say this time around. Where do we go from here? Well, I guess, at this point, we have to decide what it is we want to do to tighten our belts.”
He said that there could be cuts to instructional programs down the road if the district has to make a major repair. Money scheduled to go into programs, he says could have to be redirected to that type of a repair.
“It’s going to be tough because folks voted no for the sinking fund, but then at the same time, folks tend to get a little upset when you have to make cuts to things,” Fletcher told RRN News. “But we’re at a point as a district where we can’t have it both ways right now.”
To see all of Delta County’s vote totals in all races, click: https://deltacountymi.org/results/index.php