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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.


W

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.


T

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


T

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


F

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


A

t
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.


P

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.


F

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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