Constantine voters say no to millage increase

Voters in the Constantine Public Schools district on Tuesday defeated a proposed two-tenths of a mill increase that would have generated $38.8 million for improvements.

The proposal was defeated by a vote of 754 against to 442 in favor. That includes 146 affirmative votes and 333 opposing votes in Cass County.

Constantine Public Schools superintendent Jim Wiseley expressed disappointment in the result. He said in his opinion, the district put together a good plan that would have met the needs of CPS.

Wiseley said the district will need to discuss what to do next and come up with a plan. A similar proposal also was defeated in the district two years ago.

The proposal on Tuesday focused on consolidating the elementary buildings and addressing safety, security, and facility improvements throughout the district.

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