Voters approved a special education millage for Washtenaw Intermediate School District in Tuesday's election.
The millage will increase the current rate by 1.5 mills for a period of ten years. WISD Superintendent Scott Menzel says the total special education tax levy is now near 5.4 mills.
"And this will raise about $22 million to help cover the cost of those services. That’s makes a significant difference, not only for our students with disabilities, but for all students as we work to improve the quality of education in Washtenaw County.”
Voter turnout was around 12% in Tuesday's election. The millage passed with 59% of the vote.