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Special Education Millage Approved In Washtenaw County

May 4, 2016

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Voters approved a special education millage for Washtenaw Intermediate School District in Tuesday's election.

 

The millage will increase the current rate by 1.5 mills for a period of ten years.  WISD Superintendent Scott Menzel says the total special education tax levy is now near 5.4 mills.  


"And this will raise about $22 million to help cover the cost of those services. That’s makes a significant difference, not only for our students with disabilities, but for all students as we work to improve the quality of education in Washtenaw County.” 

Voter turnout was around 12% in Tuesday's election.  The millage passed with 59% of the vote.

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— Amanda LeClaire is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact her at 734.487.3363 or email her aleclair@emich.edu