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Kindergarten mandate to end
State Representative Randy Gardner, a sponsor of the bill, said it represents millions of dollars of savings for school systems by ending unfunded mandates.
It won passage in the Senate Tuesday by a voter of 25-8 and in the House Wednesday with a vote of 59-38.
Gardner said bill also prohibits the state superintendent of public instruction from imposing financial penalties against local schools that do not spend funds according to new state education models.
The models were included in a budget bill passed last year.
Both districts have property tax levies on the May ballot.
Regular office hours for the Ottawa County Board of Elections are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday but the board office will be open until 9 p.m. on April 4. The board office is located at 8444 W. State Route 163, Oak Harbor.
New registrations and address changes may also be filed at public libraries, bureau of motor vehicles offices, the county health department, and at the county court house at the clerk of courts title department or treasurer’s office.
For information call the board of elections office: 800-697-9807.
Looking ahead to next year, the trustees approved the purchase of 103 tons of road salt from the Village of Walbridge for $5,772.