School District Millages Pass in Lansing, Mason
Ingham County voters approved school district ballot proposals in Lansing and Mason in Tuesday’s election.
The Lansing Public Schools asked for – and received – a three mill, 10-year sinking fund that will raise $7.3 million for school security upgrades and building repair and construction. In Mason, an operating millage renewal was approved by a comfortable margin. The fees imposed on business property will allow the Mason school district to remain eligible for its state per pupil funding allowance.
In Dansville, a millage that would have raised less than $195,000 over 10 years failed by more than 100 votes.
Also in Ingham County, voters OK’d a nearly $25 million bond issue for the Okemos Public Schools. That funding will pay for a number of improvements, including a sizeable remodeling project at Bennett Woods Elementary.
In Charlotte, voters said no to an almost $28 million bond issue. Unlike Okemos, Charlotte schools have seen declining enrollment, which may have contributed to the bond issue’s defeat.