Northville Non-Homestead Millage Renewal Proposal OK’d
May 6, 2021 PLYMOUTH VOICE.
Plymouth Michigan News
Voters in Northville approved a non-homestead operating mileage for Northville Public Schools in the May 4 Election.
Yes 78.9 % 5,683
No 21.1% 1,518
The current operating millage reportedly generates about $10 million annually for Northville schools, representing 16 percent of the overall operating revenues. The money received from the operating millage is used to support day-to-day operations of the schools, including payment of salaries and benefits, classroom supplies and materials, and student transportation and building maintenance.
Voters last approved the millage in November 2011, when they approved a millage rate of 20.9100 mills. That millage has been reduced to 19.2383 through subsequent Headlee Amendment adjustments and the school district was seeking only to renew the reduced rate of 19.2383 mills.
Officials say the remaining 1.2383 mills will serve as a hedge against future Headlee adjustments, thereby ensuring the district can continue to levy 18 mills and receive the full per pupil allocation from the state.