Millage request approved

White Pigeon Community Schools will have more than $1.6 million additionally to spend each year over the next five years, as the district’s voters approved a request for a 1-mill increase Tuesday.

The measure prevailed with 359 yes votes to 336 opposed.

Superintendent Ron Drzewicki said the community support helps keep the 750-student district on a positive road. He said the district has been gaining momentum since 2007, when voters approved a sinking-fund request that was renewed two years ago.

With the additional funds, the district plans to buy five new buses, purchase iPads and Chrome Books for its elementary and middle school/high school students, upgrade its technology infrastructure and step up its security measures.

The request prevailed despite being voted down, 144 to 37, in Cass County’s three precincts.

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