how to create your own web page
Mobirise

Passing Special Education Millage August 7th Critical to Shiawassee School Districts

Find Out Why It's Important for Perry to Vote YES!

Updated at 7:30pm 8/3/18 - Posted by Perry Pulse at 12:18am 8/3/18

Mobirise

Perry Pulse photo

On August 7th, voters throughout Shiawassee County will decide whether or not to support continued Special Education funding in Shiawassee County.

The funding was approved by voters in the past, but over time, the amount collected automatically decreases as a result of the Headlee Amendment. On August 7th, voters will be asked to allow the amount that is being collected now, to continue to be collected; or to restore 0.5882 mill. It's important to understand that, if approved, this would not be a new tax for Shiawassee County homeowners, but rather, allowing the continuation of a tax at the current level.

What It Means To School Districts

Passing the Special Education Headlee Restoration Millage on Tuesday will mean school districts won't have to pull money from their General Fund to cover shortfalls due to reduced federal and state funding. That's exactly what will happen if the initiative fails on Tuesday.

Approximately $1,143,051 will be generated for Shiawassee County school districts each year if the millage is approved, and while more than one million dollars hangs in the balance, it's the quality of special education services in Shiawassee County that supporters are most concerned with.

Read more after these sponsor messages:

Mobirise
Mobirise
Mobirise
Mobirise

Supporters say it's critical that the details about Tuesday's proposal get to voters now, because if it's defeated on election day, it will be a severe blow to all school budgets in the district.

Byron, Corunna, Durand, Laingsburg, Morrice, New Lothrop, Owosso and Perry schools will all be impacted by Tuesday's election, and it's important for voters in each of those areas to understand exactly what passing the millage would mean to them financially.

The median value of Shiawassee County homes is $105,500 according to the US Census Survey, a Shiawassee RESD handout notes. For a home valued at $105,500, with a taxable value of $52,750, 0.5882 mill equates to approximately $31.02 per year.

The restoration of the 0.5882 mills will protect and maintain the full 4.2330 special education mills originally authorized by voters.
  
Polling stations open at 7am on Tuesday, August 7th.

More Perry Pulse content follows these sponsor messages:

Mobirise
Mobirise
Mobirise
Mobirise
Mobirise

TOP STORY

Homeless Angels Comes to Shiawassee County

Lansing Homeless Outreach To Begin Work In Owosso July 29th

Posted by Perry Pulse at 4:19pm 7/28/18

Mobirise

Perry Pulse photo

The Homeless Angels organization that helps to meet the needs of homeless individuals and families in Lansing, will begin its service with a Mobile Free Street Store in Owosso starting at 3 p.m. on July 29th then host a Dinner in the Park with service between 4-5 p.m. in the parking lot of the future facility at 218 N. Park Street in Owosso. O-Town Café in Owosso will sponsor the dinner.

READ MORE

TOP 5 STORIES

TOP 5 SECTIONS

Mobirise
Mobirise
Mobirise
Mobirise

Twitter & Facebook

Instagram