The early voter turnout for the Ann Arbor School District's election today on two "critical" tax issues was "light" at all polling places and "extremely light" at two of them, according to Mrs. Elizabeth La Vine, elections secretary, for the school district. On the ballot is a 6.67-mill renewal plus an additional one-mill levy for refurbishing and repairing sites, buildings and equipment of the school district. Duane Renken, president of the Board of Education, has said it is "critical" that voters approve the 6.67 milis which would raise about $5 million annually or about 20 per cent of the district's $26 million budget. The levy expires at the end of this year. He said renewal of the millage is of utmost importance because of a decrease in state aid and an overall increase in cost of operating the public schools in terms of salaries, Utilities and other operating costs. Voter approval of Proposal A, the fiveyear renewal, will not increase the present school tax. Taxpayers will continue to pay 32.55 milis for operating expenses if it is approved in today's election. Approval of Proposal B, a separate levy, will increase the tax rate by one mili. The admmistration has some $4, 752,537 of requests for renovations and improvements and the one-mill levy is expected to bring in about $800,000 per year for the next five years, if passed. Polls will remain open until 8 p.m.
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