These tallies are derived from the official election results posted by Wayne County Board of Canvassers as of 11/18/20. With the certification of the election resulting in a TIE between James Mazurek and Kimberly Campbell-Voytal for the fourth open seat on the NPS Board of Education, it is our understanding that the Wayne County Board of Canvassers will oversee a random draw between the tied candidates for the final seat of the Board of Education. We anticipate that this process will take place following certification of the election by the State of Michigan Board of State Canvassers.
Pending finalization of the election process, we look forward to congratulating returning Board of Education member Sarah Prescott, who has been elected to a second four-year term on the Board, and welcoming incoming Board members Lisa McIntyre, Lindsey Wilson, and either James Mazurek OR Kimberly Campbell-Voytal, whose terms begin January 1, 2021 and run through December 31, 2024. If selected through the random drawing resulting from a tie in votes, Mr. Mazurek would be returning to the Board of Education for a third term, as he previously served on the Board of Education from 2011 to 2018.
On behalf of the children, families, staff and community of Northville Public Schools, we also express our appreciation to current Board Members who are stepping down from the Board following many years of service, at the end of December: Cynthia Jankowski (9 years), Laurie Doner (4 years) and Matthew Wilk (8.5 years). We look forward to recognizing their contribution and service as Board of Education trustees at the December 8, 2020 Board of Education meeting.
I also want to take this opportunity to share the unofficial results of the county-wide, two-mill, six-year Wayne County Enhancement Millage renewal from 2022 to 2027, which was also on the November 3rd ballot. The measure, voted on by the residents of the more than 30 Wayne County school districts – including Northville – passed with approximately 68% of voters in favor of the millage and approximately 32% of voters opposed. The measure was likewise supported within the Northville Public Schools constituency with 59% in favor, and 41% opposed. The current 2.0 mill Enhancement Millage remains in effect until December, 2021, with the renewal of the millage going into effect beginning in January, 2022.
We are grateful for the ongoing support of the Northville Public Schools community, and we congratulate each of the individuals elected to serve on our Board of Education. We are fortunate to have so many individuals interested in serving on the Board, and feel that the close election results are indicative of the quality of candidates willing to serve our school district and community. We invite their continued participation in our schools and community, and know that we are a stronger district as a result of the tremendous level of parent, staff and community involvement in our schools. It is through our collective dedication, passion and advocacy for our students, our schools and community that we will advance our journey toward ensuring an exceptional and diverse educational experience for and with each and every one of our students.
Mary Kay Gallagher