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      Voters asked to approve technology and transportation bond

      Mancelona Public Schools is asking for a $1.93 million bond proposal for the purchase of new technology and school buses.

      Mancelona Public Schools is asking for a $1.93 million bond proposal for the purchase of new technology and school buses.

      School leaders said the estimated millage that will be levied for the bond in 2013 is .30 mills.

      Superintendent Jeffery DiRosa tells 7&4 News the district??s financial advisor, Stauder, Barch & Associates, has projected that taxpayers will pay no more mills than the existing 3.85 debt millage paid with their 2012 taxes.

      ??The advisors analyzed the taxable values and determined that the current debt levy will be sufficient to cover the cost of this proposal, as well as the existing debt, with no increase in the debt levy,?? DiRosa said.

      If voters approve the school bond, it will be used to purchase 13 news buses over the next nine years.

      More than $750,000 would also be spent on new computers and wireless systems for the district.