Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal
November 6, 2016
School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”
If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools. Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.
The proposal would cost a homeowner with a home value of $150,000 (Taxable value of $75,000) about $15 per month.
The Board of Education and Administration have discussed possible uses for the funds which could include items such as: recruitment and retention of staff, maintenance of district buildings, technology, improve school programs, and supporting classroom and instructional needs.
Important Facts to Consider – Wayne County Stats
The Percentage of students living in poverty in Wayne County is 43% vs.17% statewide. (In Dearborn, almost 70% of our students are receiving Free and Reduced Lunch).
English Language Learner Students: 2010 – 20,766, 2015 – 30,087 (ELL students in Dearborn number around 10,000; that is 1/3 of the ELL students in the county.)
For more information go to resa.net/millage