FACS voters approve bond proposal on third try

By: 
Dennis Mansfield, Contributing Writer

FIFE LAKE – Finally, officials and supporters at Forest Area Community Schools got to celebrate.

Proving that the third time is indeed charmed, voters in the school district in southern Kalkaska County and part of Grand Traverse County finally approved a $4-million proposal on Tuesday to fund a variety of building projects and improvements to FACS facilities.

The request was approved by a margin of 1,137 “yes” votes to only 974 “no” votes, according to unofficial election results posted by the Kalkaska County Clerk’s Office following the midterm election Tuesday, Nov. 6.

“I couldn’t be happier for the kids in our communities,” said FACS Supt. Josh Rothwell. “This paves the way for some much-needed security enhancements and other renovations throughout the district.”

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