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Clare and Gladwin Counties Vote Down "Regional Enhancement Millage"

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Another multi-million dollar school millage in Northern Michigan was defeated, last night.

People in Clare and Gladwin County voted down a "Regional Enhancement Millage."

If passed, it would have improved vocational opportunities for students in the Clare-Gladwin RESD.

And, more than half of the millage's $2.8 Million per year would have been split up between it's five districts, including Clare Public Schools.

They were hoping to upgrade technology, fix an aging middle school, and replace old, well-traveled buses.

Now, they're left trying to solve some difficult problems.

Doni Pummell, the Supterintendent of Clare Public Schools says,

     "We're going to have to purchase a bus.  How are we going to do that?  What will we have to give up in order to make these things happen?  We are resourceful people, we do have great communities and we're all just gonna see what we have to do to pick up the pieces."

Some communities in the two-county region did vote for the millage.

School leaders say that's a good sign, moving forward.