School millages pass!

With the concerted effort of many parts of our community, the two AAPS millage proposals passed handily on May 6th. Below is the post-election message posted on the Citizens’ Millage Committee web site:


Dear Friends,

The County has finished posting their unofficial election results, and WE DID IT! Not only did both AAPS millage proposals win handily, they won in just about every precinct. (Preliminary results below.)

Perhaps even more important, we broke out of the relatively low turnout for school elections and came very close to getting 10,000 votes cast on each of the proposals.

This is a testament to the hard work of so many volunteers across our community; I wish I could name everyone here, but please know you have been part of something important in the last few weeks. We’ve been building the foundations of a real community effort to support our schools and take an active role in shaping the future of public education in Ann Arbor. Just imagine what we can accomplish in the future!

All of us CMC co-chairs want to give our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped with the campaign. It has been a joy to meet so many wonderful, committed people – parents, teachers and administrators. We very much look forward to working with you in the future to meet the next challenges!

On behalf of the CMC,
Steve Norton, Christine Stead and Bill Dunifon
Co-chairs

Preliminary election results, May 6, 2008

AAPS Proposal B (Operating millage):
Yes – 7368 (77%)
No – 2224 (23%)
Total votes cast: 9592

AAPS Proposal C (Sinking Fund)
Yes – 7260 (76%)
No – 2353 (24%)
Total votes cast: 9613