School millage election results
November 7, 2012 by WLKM
School districts that acted on Headlee-related proposals batted .500 in Tuesday’s election.
Voters in the Burr Oak Community Schools district agreed to continue a Headlee rollback that allows the district to collect the full 18 mills its voters levied in 1995.
The district stood to lose $154,000 without voter support.
In Constantine, a request to renew its Headlee rate of 18 mills was defeated. The district currently collects more than 16.6 mills, missing out on about $110,000 annually because voters have not authorized the district to impose its full levy of 18 mills.
If the district’s voters don’t approve a renewal of the Headlee rate by 2015, it will lose all 18 mills – a setback that would cost the district $1.5 million.
Superintendent Chuck Frisbie said the district will have no choice but to seek renewal in a future election, as he called the potential $1.5 million loss a devastating financial blow to the third-largest district in the county.