Districts React to Failed Special Education Millage Proposal

Seven local school districts are trying to figure out what to do next after voters turned down a special education millage in the primary election.

The millage would have increased the funding to what it was more than 20 years ago when the special education millage was first put in place.

After Tuesday's vote, districts will have to use other funds to fill that gap. The superintendent of Manton Consolidated Schools says the money would have provided his district with $37,000 per year for three years through the Wexford-Missaukee ISD.

The existing special education millage has decreased substantially over time.

The millage proposal could be put back on the ballot in the future but no one has decided if they want to pursue that option.

9 and 10's Kyle Mitchell and photojournalist Jacob Johnson have more on the story.