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Voters in nine Kalamazoo-area school districts go the polls Tuesday, May 4. They'll decide whether to renew a special education millage for six years.

Meghan Feeman

The coronavirus pandemic has affected all kids to some degree. But it's meant big changes for those with special needs, and for those who work with them.

The photo shows students in white lab coats in a laboratory.
Ben Margot / AP Photo

The Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency is still expanding technical training for students. But first the district needs to understand the changing labor market, says Superintendent Dave Campbell.

KALAMAZOO, MI -- The margin of victory on Tuesday's special education tax request by the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency may have been close enough to make supporters sweat. But the 762 yes votes represented by that margin is huge in the realm of recounts, Kalamazoo County Clerk Tim Snow said Wednesday. The unofficial tally was 20,294 "yes" to 19,532 "no" votes, or 51-49 percent. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Voters in the nine districts that make up the Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency have approved a tax increase to pay for special education services.