Wyandotte schools voters approve millage requests

By GABRIEL GOODWIN
Sunday Times Newspapers
Wyandotte Public Schools voters approved the 18-mill, non-homestead tax levy and the 1-mill Headlee Amendment override yesterday.
The unofficial election results reported 1,478 voted for the 18 mills, while 734 voted against levy. The approved millage will generate about $13.1 million for the district or roughly 10 percent of the school district’s funding.
The Headlee override received 1,458 votes for the 1-mill reserve — if the tax levied has to be adjusted for inflation — and 746 votes against the amendment.
City Clerk WIlliam Griggs — including absentee votes — said 2,240 voters cast ballots in yesterday’s election, which was about 11.5 percent of the 19,533 registered voters within the district. He expected the small voter turnout, he said, because a school district election doesn’t “foster a large number of voters.”
Regardless of the turnout, Griggs said the city had to plan for every registered voter to show up at the available polling locations. The election results will be sent to the Wayne County Board of Canvassers to be certified.
School Board Business Manager Kenneth Laub said the next step for the board would be to create a budget for the upcoming fiscal years.

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