Muskegon Co. School Millage Passes in Close Vote

Posted at 11:13 PM, Feb 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-26 15:07:54-05

Election-vote-ballot-boxMUSKEGON, Mich. — A millage that implements a 1-mill tax increase to provide technology and security improvements to all 11 school districts in Muskegon County passed in a close vote Tuesday.

Unofficial results from the Muskegon County Clerk’s Election Results show 6,285 yes votes and 6,099 no votes for the 10-year, multimillion dollar millage.

“On behalf of the 27,000 children that will now have safer schools and improved technology tools, thank you,” said Muskegon Area Intermediate School District Superintendent Dave Sipka in a release.

Sipka said that the implementation of the millage begins tomorrow in all districts and that it will generate approximately $161 more per student. The millage will collect about $4.3 million per year.