Mid-Michigan school districts look to voters for renewed support

JACKSON COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS)– Two mid-Michigan school districts will be watching voters closely as they head to the polls Tuesday.

Both Hanover-Horton Schools and Concord Community Schools have millage renewals on the August ballot.

The Hanover-Horton school district is asking Jackson County and Hillsdale County voters to approve renewing its operating millage of 18.59 mills for nine years. The tax, which would apply from 2016 to 2024, would be approximately $186 on property with a taxable value of $100,000.

Hanover-Horton Schools is also asking voters to approve renewing a lower tax rate of 1 mill on the district’s property for five years, from 2017 to 2021.  If the renewed rate is approved, the district expects to save $246,750 in its first year. The funds would go toward building and repairing school facilities, among other purposes.

Concord Community Schools is also asking voters to renew a lower tax rate on its property.  The 2 mill renewal would apply from 2015 to 2019.  The reduced tax rate would allow the district to cover the cost of repairing school buildings and “all other purposes authorized by law,” the ballot reads.   Concord Community Schools expects to collect $273,591 in the first year of the renewed millage, if it is approved.

6 News will be following the races closely.  You can find the latest election results here.

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