Special Education Mileage Information - Week of April 17, 2023

April 17 mileage post

Special Education Millage Renewal on May Ballot

During the 2022-23 school year, this millage brought $311,626 to Grass Lake Community Schools. Without this millage, those expenses will still exist and the money to pay for them will have to come from our general fund, impacting programs for all students.

A taxpayer who owns a home with a market value of $100,000 (taxable value of $50,000) would pay $77.04 per year or $6.42 per month in renewed millage. Ballot language can seem confusing so we want to share it with you. Here is the ballot language you will see:


This proposal will allow the intermediate school district to levy special education millage previously approved by the electors. 

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Jackson County Intermediate School District, Michigan, be renewed by 1.5408 mills ($1.5408 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 5 years, 2024 to 2028, inclusive, to provide funds for the education of students with a disability; the estimate of the revenue the intermediate school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2024 is approximately $8,880,000 from local property taxes authorized herein (this is a renewal of millage that will expire with the 2023 tax levy)?

For more information or to review the Q&A, visit www.jcisd.org/millage.