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Voters In Washtenaw County Decide A Special Education Millage Today

May 3, 2016

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The Washtenaw Intermediate School District has put a  special education millage question before voters today. 


The proposal calls to increase the current 3.8 mills by 1.5 mills for ten years.  Generating about $22 million a year for special education services.

Eastern Michigan University political science professor Edward Sidlow says that if your home is valued at $200,000, it will cost you about $150 more a year in property tax.

6,500 students receive special education services in Washtenaw County. 

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— Jorge Avellan is the Ann Arbor beat reporter and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu