The results of the May 8 election are in, and both the Perry and Byron school systems are celebrating the approval of school funding ballot proposals.
Perry Public Schools voters approved a Sinking Fund Millage by a margin of 493 votes (58.69 percent) to 347 votes (41.31 percent), which will allow the school system to raise the limit of taxes it may levy by up to one mill for a period of seven years, from 2018 to 2024, to create a sinking fund.
Perry Public Schools Superintendent Mike Foster gave the following statement following the election:
“Perry Public Schools wants to thank the voters of this community for their confidence in us as noted in the passage of a sinking fund millage. We pledge to use those resources wisely and for the benefit of our students. Thank you all.”
Byron voters approved a non-homestead Operating Millage renewal, by a margin of 281 votes (66.12 percent) to 144 votes (33.88 percent), which will allow the school system to continue to levy the statutory rate of up to 18 mills on all property, except principal residences and other property exempted by law, for a period of seven years, from 2019 to 2025.