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City School Millage Vote Is Nov. 19

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AÍPSc'tíá Msíríct vo&s Mi be asked to approve a 6.67-mill renewal and perhaps a special miliage for repair of buildings Nov. 19. The Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday night to secure Nov. 19 for the special school election. In making his recommendation for the miliage election, Supt. Harry Howard said the school district is requesting passage of the renewal in November rather than June to give the administration adequate time to plan the 1974-75 budget. Since the school district is not expected to receive any state aid on the student membership formula next year, Howard said it will have to rely almost completely on local taxes for support. Voters renewed 11.66 milis in June. Because the election was so late, school administrators and Board of Education members were uncertain of what their i revenues would be until June, less than one month before a preliminary budget had to be adopted. Howard said, "We need more forward planning time." The 6.67 milis expires in December. Ann Arbor school district currently levies 32.55 milis for operating expenses and 4.678 milis retirement. Howard told board members he may recommend a second miliage proposition on the ballot for maintenance of the school district's physical plant. School districts across the country, including Ann Arbor, have been cutting maintenance expenses as they face budget difficulties, Howard said. Ann Arbor can not afford to let its investment in buildings go down further, he added.