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CHEBOYGAN – A property tax renewal to help fund special education in schools in the Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle Educational Service district was approved by voters on Tuesday.
The 0.6418 thousand property tax renewal was passed between 6,443 and 4,030, according to unofficial election results, by voters in Cheboygan, Otsego, Presque Isle and parts of Antrim counties. , Emmet, Montmorency and Oscoda. It will cost the homeowner about $ 100,000 about $ 32 per year over six years.
COPD Superintendent Jamie Huber said he “very appreciated” voter support.
“On behalf of the school districts of the COP, and especially the students with disabilities that these funds will serve, I would like to sincerely thank the voters in the region for their continued support,” he said. “The funds provided as part of the six-year mileage renewal will continue to provide special education programs, personnel and equipment to support the growth and achievement of every student.
Funds from property tax can only be spent on special education and are distributed among 10 school districts within the boundaries of the Education Services District.
Huber said the current levy expires in December 2020 and the property tax will be collected in December.