Polls closed as Wayne, Macomb schools seek millage OK

Charles E. Ramirez, and Nicquel Terry

Voters in nine Metro school districts will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to approve funding for upgrades, remodels and athletic facilities.

Inkster voters will also choose nine members out of a field of 15 for its charter commission. Each person will serve a three-year term.

Polls closed at 8 p.m. Results will be updated at detroitnews.com throughout the night.

Also in Wayne County, the Crestwood School District in Dearborn Heights has the biggest request on the ballot: a $35 million bond proposal to pay for building, playground, safety and technology upgrades, replace roofs and windows and reroute bus and parent traffic.

Grosse Ile Township Schools is seeking approval of a $10.6 million bond to upgrade its athletic facilities, classroom equipment, safety measures and technology.

Dearborn Heights School District No. 7 is looking for the renewal of a building and site sinking fund for 10 years. The money would be used to replace two previous sinking fund millages that paid for repairs and renovations of buildings and grounds.

The Clarenceville School District is also seeking renewal of a building and site sinking fund for 10 years.

Hamtramck Public Schools is asking voters to renew a 10-year millage to pay for playgrounds and a public recreation system.

In Macomb County, Memphis Community Schools has two ballot proposals: A 1 mill sinking fund levy to repair parking lots and upgrade lighting systems and an 18-mill levy for operating expenses that would affect non-homestead property owners.

Warren Consolidated Schools is asking for the largest bond sum in the county — $134.5 million — to fund new technology and infrastructure, security systems, upgraded athletic fields and playgrounds and new furniture and other equipment.

Romeo Community Schools is seeking approval of an $86 million bond proposal to make renovations to buildings and repurpose some of them as well as upgrade athletic facilities.

The district proposes demolishing Romeo Middle School and moving students to the high school building. The high school would be relocated to the Romeo Engineering and Technology Center, according to the district.

Lake Shore Schools officials are again asking voters to approve a $34.9 million bond for facility upgrades and new classroom technology.

Elsewhere, the Monroe Intermediate School District is seeking the five-year renewal of its regional enhancement millage and the the Washtenaw Intermediate School District is proposing a 1.5-mill increase to cover un-reimbursed costs to provide special education services.

Only Oakland County voters in the Clarenceville, Romeo and Warren Woods districts will go to the pols.

There are no other issues to be voted on in the county.