Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

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

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