KALAMAZOO, MI -- The margin of victory on Tuesday's special education tax request by the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency may have been close enough to make supporters sweat. But the 762 yes votes represented by that margin is huge in the realm of recounts, Kalamazoo County Clerk Tim Snow said Wednesday. The unofficial tally was 20,294 "yes" to 19,532 "no" votes, or 51-49 percent. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Voters in the nine districts that make up the Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency have approved a tax increase to pay for special education services. 


The Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency says a millage on the May 5 ballot would close the gap in its special-education budget.

Voters in KRESA’s nine districts will decide whether to approve a six-year, 1.5 mill increase on the current 2.8 mill rate. That works out to an extra $75 a year on a property whose taxable value is $100,000.

KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency is seeking applications to fill the board vacancy created by the death of board President Jim Harrington, who passed away Tuesday, March 17. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

1.5-mill increase would cost average home owner an additional $92 a year