HANCOCK - Voters in Hancock approved, by a three-to-one margin, the renewal of an 18-mill levy for school operations Tuesday, and Monica Healy is happy school district residents understood the importance of the millage.
Healy, who is superintendent and middle school principal, said the vote was 297 to 95 to approve the three-year non-homestead millage, which could bring the district $925,000 per year.
"It's a vote of confidence for the district," she said. "Once again the community came through. I'm very proud to be part of the Hancock school district."
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Hancock Public Schools Board of Education member Robbyn Lucier fills out her information card Tuesday before voting in the election for the renewal of the district’s 18-mill levy as poll worker Laura Haishler assists. The renewal was approved 297-95, a three-to-one margin.
Healy said the money from the millage will go into the general fund for the district with whatever state aid is received.
School districts are supposed to know June 1 what their per-pupil foundation amounts will be.
Healy said continued operation of the schools would have been very difficult if the millage hadn't been approved, so she's glad so many residents took part in the election.
"The turnout was great," she said.