2024 Millage Proposal
Greetings MelNAP Families,
What will the ballot look like in regards to the Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Public Schools Operating Millage Replacement Proposal/Headlee Rollback?
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|MELVINDALE-NORTHERN ALLEN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPERATING MILLAGE REPLACEMENT PROPOSAL
This proposal will, replace, restore and extend the authority of the School District to levy the statutory limit of 18 mills on all property, except principal residences and other property exempted by law which currently expires with the School District's 2028 tax levy and allow the School District to continue to levy the statutory limit of 18 mills in the event of future Headlee rollbacks of up to 10 mills. The authorization will allow the School District to continue to receive revenues at the full per pupil foundation allowance permitted by the State.
Shall the limitation on the total amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residences and other property exempted by law, situated within the Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Public Schools, County of Wayne, State of Michigan, be increased, in the amount of 28 mills with 18 mills being the maximum allowable levy ($18.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation), for a period of ten (10) years, 2024 to 2033, inclusive, with 17.9046 mills of the above 28 mills being a replacement of authorized millage which will otherwise expire on December 31, 2028 and 0.0954 mills being a restoration of previously authorized millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution? This operating millage if approved and levied, would provide estimated revenues to the School District of $7,663,145 during the 2024 calendar year, to be used for general operating purposes.
Is this a new tax?
Is the Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Operating Millage Replacement Proposal the same thing as a Bond?
What happens if the Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Operating Millage Replacement Proposal does not pass?
If the Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Operating Millage Replacement Proposal does not pass, are there other ways for the district to replace these funds with other sources?
If I own my home and consider it my primary residence, does this Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Operating Millage Replacement Proposal affect my property taxes?
If I rent a home or apartment, can I vote on this issue?
Can anyone in our community vote on the Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Public Schools Operating Millage Replacement Proposal?
Mailing of absentee ballots begins on January 18, 2024. Absentee ballots can be requested a https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/avapplication
What is the difference between Homestead and Non-Homestead properties?
Why is school funding so complicated?
- Homeowners' property taxes paid for a large portion of the school budget.
- Wealthier districts with higher property values could raise more money for their schools.
- Poorer districts with lower property values had less money to spend on their students.
- The main source of school funding shifted from local property taxes to state sales taxes.
- All school districts now receive a base amount of funding per student from the state, called the "foundation allowance." This amount is currently $9,608 per student for the 2023/24 school year.
- The state assumes that districts will also collect 18 mills in property taxes from businesses and other non-homestead properties. This amount is deducted from the foundation allowance.
- To collect the 18 mills, each district must hold a vote to ask voters for their approval. This vote is often called the "Headlee Rollback."
- If voters do not approve the Headlee Rollback, the district's budget will not be fully funded.
What if I still have questions about this Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Public Schools Operating Millage Replacement Proposal?