Pontiac school millage won’t appear on Nov. 3 ballot

Shawn D. Lewis
The Detroit News

Pontiac — The Pontiac School District board of trustees announced Thursday it is withdrawing a sinking fund millage of 2.87 mills on the November ballot.

“Upon further consideration, the Board chose to not place the millage question on the Nov. 3 election ballot,” Brenda Carter, president of the Pontiac school board, said in a release. “The Board wanted to consider other dates that might be available for the special election and the pros and cons of each available date to ensure we have fully explored our options.”

The issue fell short of passage Aug. 3 by 116 votes and also was defeated in May.

“I agree with the decision of the Pontiac School Board to not place the question of the sinking fund millage on the Nov. 3 election ballot,” Kelley Williams, Pontiac superintendent, said in the same release. “This decision gives us the opportunity to fully explore all options and to make the best decision in the interest of all students, parents, staff, administrators and supporters of the Pontiac School District.”