• 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.


    • 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/A:

    Q: How important is this May 2 Millage renewal election?

    A: Extremely

    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: 
    Joshua Smith  
    Finance Director