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Important - Vote on the Non-Homestead Millage Renewal
Please take a few minutes to read through the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Renewal of the Non-Homestead Millage of 18 Mills that is on the November 4, 2014 ballot.

I would also ask that you share this information.  Forward it as an email to those on your distribution list and/or post it on your social media sites.  Finally, please remember to vote on November 4 and remind at least 5 other people to vote (if you haven't already done so via absentee ballot).

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Dr. Brian Metcalf
Superintendent
Grand Ledge Public Schools

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Vote on November 4, 2014


Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal of 18 Mills Proposal


The Grand Ledge Board of Education has approved the placement of a “Renewal of the 18 Mills Non-Homestead Millage” on the November 4, 2014 ballot. There is no tax rate increase with this renewal. The tax applies only to commercial and industrial property and second homes, not primary residences.  Voters are being asked to renew the tax, which expires at the end of 2014, for 10 years, 2015 to 2024. The renewal would generate approximately $7 million for the district in 2015 for general operations for classrooms.  Please vote on Tuesday, November 4.


Frequently Asked Questions and Answers


WHAT IS MEANT BY HOMESTEAD AND NON-HOMESTEAD PROPERTIES?

When Michigan voters passed Proposal A in 1993, Michigan’s property taxes for schools were restructured and reduced.  Property was divided into two categories:  homestead and non-homestead.  A homestead property is the home where you live (primary residence).  Non-homestead properties are land and buildings such as businesses and vacation homes that have not been designated as a primary residence.


WHY IS THIS ISSUE ON THE BALLOT NOW?

A renewal of the 18 mills is required periodically by voters in order for the district to continue collecting this millage.  Because our authorization expires in 2014, we need your approval to continue collecting the revenue which is crucial in maintaining Grand Ledge’s educational programs.


WILL THE APPROVAL OF THIS RENEWAL RESULT IN A TAX RATE INCREASE?

No.  Approval of this request will maintain the current assessment on non-homestead property and will not change or increase the assessment on your home residence.


HOW MUCH OF OUR GRAND LEDGE SCHOOL BUDGET DOES THIS NON-HOMESTEAD MILLAGE FUND?

The current assessment of 18 mills that voters are being asked to approve for renewal is used to fund a significant part of the Grand Ledge Public Schools' district operating budget.  Approximately $7,000,000 (16%) of the annual budget comes from the 18 mill non-homestead tax assessment.

 

WHY IS THE RENEWAL OF THE NON-HOMESTEAD MILLAGE IMPORTANT?

If the request for the renewal of the 18 mills non-homestead is not approved, Grand Ledge Public Schools would lose approximately $7 million of funding (16%) for the 2015/16 school year and similar amounts for each following year.  There is no other way to receive the revenue except by voter approval of the renewal of the 18 mills non-homestead on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Take a Minute - - View this News Clip
Grand Ledge Public Schools has always had a community willing to give and support our own.  Take a minute to view this news clip that features one of our very own students, Laura VanDerbos, who has been fighting Neuroblastoma for 7 1/2 years.  We also have Lucas Frederick who was diagnosed in July.  If we can match the $1M donation, $2M will be available for childhood cancer research!!  http://goo.gl/SNgsJu
GLPS Non-Homestead Millage Renewal
November 4, 2014 is Election Day. GLPS has placed the Non-Homestead Millage Renewal on this ballot. To learn more about this millage RENEWAL and the candidates running for three open seats on the Board of Education, visit the district's Elections page athttp://www.glcomets.net/boardofeducation/elections/
2014-15 School Calendar Released
The 2014-15 School Calendar is available by clicking here .