School taxes pass in northern Michigan

May 4, 2016

Beaver Island Community Schools

From Elk Rapids to Beaver Island, voters have approved tax millages and bonds to pay for school expenses.

Tuesday’s election was one of four dates this year when schools can ask for money.

A bond proposal for Elk Rapids Schools passed by a margin better than two-to-one, according to unofficial results. The bond will pay for technology and safety upgrades over four years.

Voters in Leelanau County have approved a similar technology and safety bond for Leland Public schools. They also voted to renew an operating millage there.

Several proposals have been approved in Antrim and Charlevoix Counties, including a millage renewal for Beaver Island Community Schools.