Hamburg School District Financial Director John Spradlin said, “Every year, just for school elections, you always have to put (the millage) on the ballot and it’s already a set amount.”

Spradlin continued, “Once a millage is passed, it’s there. We went from 35.5 to 39.5 in 2019 when voters approved a 4 mill increase.”

Hamburg School District Superintendent Tracy Streeter explained, “There is a law that states that the current amount of the millage for a district has to be included on the ballot whether we are asking for an increase or not.”