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Pontiac School District Will Not Place the Sinking Fund Millage Request on the Nov. 3 Ballot

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(PONTIAC, Mich.) – Sept. 10, 2015 — The Board of Trustees for the Pontiac School District announced today that it will not seek to place the question of asking voters to approve a Sinking Fund Millage of 2.87 mills on the Nov. 3 election ballot.

“Upon further consideration, the Board chose to not place the millage question on the Nov. 3 election ballot,” said Brenda Carter, President of the Pontiac School Board. “The Board wanted to consider other dates that might be available for the special election and the pros and cons of each available date to ensure we have fully explored our options.”

The previous election on Aug. 3 fell short of passing by only 116 votes, which was a significant improvement from the election in May of 2015.

“I agree with the decision of the Pontiac School Board to not place the question of the sinking fund millage on the Nov. 3 election ballot,” said Kelley Williams, Superintendent of the Pontiac School District. “This decision gives us the opportunity to fully explore all options and to make the best decision in the interest of all students, parents, staff, administrators and supporters of the Pontiac School District.”

Information about when the question will be placed on another election ballot will be communicated at a later date.

About the Pontiac School District

The Pontiac School District (PSD) continues to show academic improvement across all levels, leading to increased graduation rates year-over-year. PSD is a comprehensive, full-service school district that provides a quality education for nearly 5,000 students from kindergarten through the 12th grade. It is also home to the International Technology Academy (ITA), a highly-selective, award-winning satellite school where students learn within a project-based, technology-driven curriculum that emphasizes teamwork and problem solving with a global focus. Graduation rates for ITA students are nearly 100 percent, with 96 percent of ITA students being accepted into college.  For more information, visit our website, http://www.pontiac.k12.mi.us.

 

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