On May 2, Woodhaven-Brownstown School district is holding a special election to ask voters for a renewal of the 18-mil non-homestead operating millage.
This does not impact primary residences and since it is only a renewal, non-homestead property owners will not see an increase in their taxes.
DID YOU KNOW:
• The non-homestead operating millage represents 13.3%, or $7.5 million of your school district’s revenues.
• The $7.5 million cannot be replaced with any other funding source.
• These 18 mils were renewed by voters in 2005 and 2014.
• Michigan law requires districts to ask their communities for operating millages
• Absentee ballots are available beginning March 23, 2023.
Q: How important is this May 2 Millage renewal election?
This non-homestead millage renewal represents 13.3% of the district’s operating revenues—or about $7.5 million a year. Michigan assumes that districts in the state collect the full eighteen mils every five years and, as such, funding is subtracted from the per-pupil allowance. For WBSD, that is more than $1,425 per student.
Q: What happens if the millage renewal is rejected?
A: If the millage renewal is rejected, the state will not be able to make up the difference and WBSD will lose $7.5 million in revenue.
For questions regarding the millage and/or how it relates to school funding, please contact: