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      School hopes millage will keep roof over students TM heads

      Manistee Area Public Schools leaders are hoping voters approve a millage that will provide funding to rebuild a roof at John F. Kennedy Elementary.

      According to school business manager Howard Vaas, the school TMs roof is not currently up to state code.

      If you have a kid sitting next to a bucket collecting water, obviously that is distracting and it TMs hard to focus. Our board of education made some repairs to it so we are not leaking now but this is the original roof...it is over 45 years old, Vaas said.

      The school is asking tax payers to approve a proposal for .95 mills for three years.

      Vaas said that will raise just under $1.5 million.

      Money raised would also be used to tear down a vacant building attached to Kennedy Elementary.

      Here is a breakdown of exactly what this millage will cost taxpayers:

      If your property has a taxable value of $50,000, you will see a yearly tax increase of $47.50.

      If your property has a taxable value of $70,000, you will see a yearly tax increase of $66.50.

      If your property has a taxable value of $100,000, you will see a yearly tax increase of $95.00.

      The building and site sinking fund proposal will be voted on Tuesday, May 8.