Special needs students honored for project that saved Clinton Township taxpayers $22,000

Posted at 12:55 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 17:27:36-04

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — Students with special needs between the ages of 18-26 at Lutz School are making a tremendous difference in their community. They’ve also saved taxpayers a lot of money with election materials.

“They were excited and ready to do this project and they’ve impressed us so much,” says Clinton Township Clerk Kim Meltzer.

The collaborative project dates back six years, and as a result, more than 400,000 envelopes and election materials have been successfully re-stickered and prepared for being sent out. The program pioneered by Clerk Meltzer has also saved taxpayers $22,000.

“It’s always something we enjoy when we can save money for taxpayers and also help young people develop job skills,” says Meltzer.

During a special ceremony today, the students and their teacher were presented with a certificate of appreciation. Meltzer says she hopes more organizations will partner with the school in the future.