Question 5


Q.  I thought schools no longer received funding through property taxes, so why is the

     school district asking for a millage renewal?



Funding for school districts changed significantly in 1993-94 when Michigan voters passed Proposal A.  Under Proposal A, the state provides the majority of the funding to public schools.  However, to receive full funding, schools must levy and collect locally 18 mills on Non-Homestead properties within their district.