In the wake of a second consecutive millage-request defeat, Constantine Public Schools Superintendent Jim Wisely said he and district officials are attempting to figure out a logical next step.
The district’s May 2 request for an additional two-tenths of a mill, which would have generated $38.8 million for various improvements, was defeated, 754 opposed to 442 in favor.
Wisely said the district’s needs include fixing leaking roofs, addressing aging buildings and adding air conditioning. He said the district’s list is comprised of needs, not wants.
He noted that district officials met the day after last week’s millage request. At the moment, various options are being discussed. He said the district will work to prioritize projects and make what could amount to be some difficult financial decisions.
Wisely said cuts could result in funding shortages to programs that could impact teachers and students.