Officials from Three Rivers Community Schools will have plenty to discuss at their next meeting, as the district’s second failed millage request in 10 months went down Tuesday by a 3-to-2 margin.
With all 24 precincts reporting, unofficial results show the 1.95-mill increase request was rejected, 2,240 to 1,501.
The shortfall came despite a solid public-relations campaign to promote details and information about the issue. Board president Pete Bennett said the effort, however, wasn’t convincing enough.
He said the board will have to decide a course of action relative to the ongoing need for additional funding.
The proposal would have covered an eight-year period and would have generated more than $1.25 million annually based on 2015 taxable values.
A similar request in the 2,700-student district was rejected by nearly a 3-to-1 margin in May 2015.
Solid public relations campaign? I knew nothing about it till someone who votes absentee told me.