Residents will continue funding improvements in Traverse City schools. Voters passed a $107 million bond for Traverse City Area Public Schools. According to unofficial election results, 67 percent (15,679 residents) voted yes, while 33 percent (7,662) said no.
The money will go towards things like building reconstruction, safety and technology improvements and bus replacements.
“I mean you have to educate your kids or you’re going to be nowhere," says Kathleen Ziege who lives in Interlochen and voted for the bond.
The cost of the bond will be covered by a millage renewal, meaning it should not increase taxes for residents. Millages for Grand Traverse County Animal Control and the Grand Traverse Conservation District also passed with over 60 percent of the vote.