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District updates

9-20-2022

Our district has two non-homestead millage renewal questions on the November 8 ballot.

Several important reminders:

  • This is a renewal.
  • The district has passed this renewal several times before, most recently in 2018.
  • Non-homestead is a millage on business/commercial property and second homes.
  • It is important to the district to renew this millage that supports our general fund budget.

Question one asks the voters to renew the current millage of 16.5992.

Question two asks the voters to allow the district to levy the full 18 mills allowed by the state legislature.

Proposal A, passed in 1994, changed the way Michigan funds its schools. The non-homestead millage is a significant piece of the Rockford Public Schools’ per pupil funding. It raises over $7.2 million dollars of the district’s general fund budget – or about 6.8% of the general fund budget.

The state requires that the district ask voters for approval at least every five years.

The Rockford Public Schools non-homestead millage has been renewed by the district many times. The last renewal came in 2018.

On November 8, 2022, the district once again comes to the voters to ask for approval.

You can find more information on the non-homestead millage renewal on the district website.

Dr. Steve Matthews