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Ironwood school funding renewal passes


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RONWOOD — The Ironwood Area Schools’ proposed operating millage has passed.

The non-homestead property tax rate for the school will now continue to be 18 mills, or $18 per every $1,000 of taxable valuation, and it will allow the school to continue to receive its maximum funding.

The district must ask voters to approve the tax paid by business and rental property owners every four years.

It does not impact taxes for residents who live in the home they own, according to Ironwood Superintendent Travis Powell.

The district would have lost out on $2 million j...