Board of Education Members
May Issue by Jill Fennessy, Board President
Dear Tri County Community,
On Tuesday, May 8, TC voters are being asked to renew and restore the school Operating Millage levied on non-homestead properties. All Michigan Public Schools are required to levy 18 mills through this Operating Millage in order to receive the full per pupil funding allowance from the state. When area property taxable values grow faster than the cost of living index, it triggers a millage reduction. As a result, Tri County's have been reduced from 18 mills to 17.885 mills.
Homestead properties (your primary residence) do not pay this, and you will not see a change in your taxes. TC is asking voters to restore this back to the required 18 mills. The cost to our businesses, rentals, vacation homes, and commercial properties will be $11.15 per year for every $100,000 of taxable value. Again, this does not change the taxes on your primary residence.
For further information, please visit our website at www.tricountyschools.com and click on the VOTE link. We also welcome you to call Kathi Coffin, our Director of Finance, if you prefer to get your information from a real person!
Thank you for all you do for our district, students, and community.
We are TC!