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      Schools ask voters to help pay for new technology and security improvements

      T wo Chippewa County school districts are asking the public for money with new millages.


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      Chippewa County school districts are asking the public for money with new millages.


      Both Rudyard and Sault Area Schools Superintendents are seeking additional funding to make their districts competitive.


      S

      uperintendent
      Mark Pavloski says years of put off maintenance is starting to take it's toll at Rudyard Area Schools.


      "In t

      he main body of the building

      ,

      nothing has been done since the 60s

      ," Pavloski said.


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      hen you walk through the building you can see buckets hanging from the ceiling

      ,

      gathering water from the leaking roof.


      "T

      he roof is not getting better

      , it's

      still going to have leaks the windows are going to quit sucking warm

      air out



      and

      cold air in those things need to be done

      ," Pavloski said.


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      hat's why this district is asking for a
      $3.75 million bond.


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      hat would help fix these issues, fund new technology for students, and help purchase new buses.


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      or the owner of a
      $100,000 home, the bond would cost more than $140 dollars a year for 12 years.


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      Sault Area Schools, educators are asking for a $9 million bond. That bond would cost the owner of a home worth $100,000 around $70 dollars a year for 12 years.


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      art of that money would be used for technology in the classroom

      , but most of the funding will be put towards district wide security improvements.


      "W

      e want to put buzz

      ers

      in all the buildings

      , redo

      a couple of offices

      ,



      re-

      locate a couple of offices so that we have eyes on people
      that are coming into the buildings," Dr. Tim Hall, Sault Area Schools Superintendent said.


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      or both bond issues

      ,

      the amount each taxpayer has to pay is based off of how many homes are in the school district.

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