Funding vote crucial for Grand Ledge, Lansing schools

May 5, 2014

Lansing Eastern High School.
Credit Lansing School District

Voters will make important school funding decisions tomorrow in Lansing and a number of other mid-Michigan districts. Those include Grand Ledge, Eaton Rapids, Williamston and others.

In the capital city, taxpayers are being asked to renew a non-homestead millage that’s expiring. Lansing School Board President Peter Spadafore tells Current State that it would produce general operating revenue for teacher salaries and paying other bills.

In Grand Ledge, voters will decide on a proposal for a $60-million bond that would fund safety and security improvements, technology, transportation and other renovations. The 1.95-mills would add $83 a year to the tax bill of the owner of a home valued at 100-thousand dollars. Proponents, including Superintendent Brian Metcalf, say approval of the bond means Grand Ledge would still have the lowest millage rate in the area.