REED CITY — After voting to contract out for food and custodial services, four members of the Reed City school board were recalled (see story at www.mackinac.org/10173).

The recall petition included three reasons: extending the superintendent's contract by two years, cutting nonadministrative positions and failure to consider "taxpayers' input," according to The Big Rapids Pioneer.

The Nov. 4 general election vote was close — the average of the votes was 51 percent in favor and 49 percent against.

References: "Reed City recall launched," The Big Rapids Pioneer, July 16, 2008

"Info in Todd letter was misleading," The Big Rapids Pioneer, Aug. 20, 2008