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Dearborn Public Schools

This Week’s News

on February 25, 2024

Star of the Week – Kareem, next week will by Myla beginning on Monday 3/4.


Math –

Monday – Lesson 23 must do all

Tuesday No School – Election day – Get out and VOTE – this is a very important millage for our district.

Wednesday – Lesson 24 must do all

Thursday – Lesson 25 must do all, Study guide

Friday – Review Study guide – Chapter 3 test

ELA -For ELA we are doing the pamphlet for Unit 6 Week 3– Spelling – Ou as in how and out, Grammar- Standard English U6 W3 Spelling practice

Science we have started chapter 3 studying environmental traits.

March is Reading month is coming up! We will be having a book fair and other fun activates. More information to come soon.

Spelling Bee – The district spelling bee will be on Monday, February 25th at Fordson High School. Howe School is being represented by Malak in 3rd at 5 PM, Amir Y in 4th at 6:15 and Layla in 5th at 7:30. Come out and cheer them on!

Millage Message is to once again let everyone know that the Operational Millage Renewal is NOT AN INCREASE.  

In fact, the cap on this tax is dropping from 6.17 mills to 4 mills. That’s a 2.17 mill DECREASE in the cap amount. 

That means that up to this point the District could assess up to 6.17 mills but if the millage is renewed the District can only assess up to 4 mills. That is a decrease in the cap amount.  

How much is the District currently assessing?  2.05 mills.  

The amount that the District can assess is based on a State formula and not determined by the District. It is tied to enrollment and the overall property value in the District.  If State funding were to continue to increase the homeowner part of this millage could drop to 0.  

The larger funding source for the Operational Millage Renewal is the 18 mills that are assessed on businesses. This too is not an increase, only a renewal of what has been paid by businesses since 1994 when the State changed how schools are funded. This is not unique to Dearborn as all school districts in the state have this 18 mill tax on business. If this is not renewed the amount of funding the District receives from the State would decrease and Dearborn would become one of the lowest funded districts in the State. 

If anyone tells you that the Operating Millage Renewal is an increase they are not sharing accurate information or do not understand how this millage renewal works.  Please refer them to  for accurate information.

Have a wonderful day and please make sure to vote now or vote on February 27th.

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