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Wyoming School Board of Education delays millage vote
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WYOMING, Mich. – The Wyoming Public Schools Board of Education is delaying a public vote on a bond proposal, after backlash from the Kent County Taxpayers Alliance.

On May 15, the Alliance announced it would oppose the district’s tax in August, calling it a “rapid-fire” election that’s “a waste of taxpayer dollars.”  The same millage failed in a public vote on May 7.

During a work session on May 20, the Board of Education voted to wait until November 2013 to place the bond issue on the ballot.  The Board previously planned to put the tax to a vote during the August 2013 election, but members agreed extra time is needed to make any necessary changes to the bond proposal.

During the work session, board members also discussed possibly relocating programs and using different facilities, including the former Newhall building, to alleviate crowding.  The Board is expected to vote on those proposals during their regular meeting June 10 at 6 p.m.

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