Waterford School District seeks non-homstead millage renewal

WATERFORD, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Waterford Public School District is counting on voters to approve a non-homestead millage renewal on the November 6 ballot.

Officials say the proposal will not affect the property taxes on primary homes.

The non-homestead tax applies to industrial and commercial property as well as some agricultural property and second homes.

Voters have approved the 18-mill tax two times since 1994. The current levy expires next year.

The district says money generated from the millage adds up to about $12 million a year for Waterford schools.

The millage is tied to state aid and the district stands to lose a lot of money if the proposal is not approved. Officials say failure would mean a cut in funding from the current $7,175 to $6,000 per student.

The district says that kind of loss would put instructional and support programs in jeopardy of elimination.

 

 

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