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TPS Seeks Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal

TPS Seeks Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal

On Tuesday, Nov. 6 residents of the Tecumseh Public Schools district will see a Non-Homestead Operating Millage renewal on the ballot.

State law requires schools levy 18 mills on non-homestead properties to receive full State Foundation Grant funding under Proposal A. The revenue generated by this levy supports the operation of Tecumseh Public Schools.

This is not a tax increase, but is a renewal of the 18-mill levy on non-homestead properties that has been in place since 1994. Non-homestead properties are industrial, commercial, some agricultural properties and second homes. The levy does not affect a homeowner’s primary residence and does not appear on their property tax invoices.

“The millage generates approximately $2.38 million or about 1% of the district’s annual general fund operating budget,” said Dr. Kelly Coffin, superintendent. “If it does not pass, our annual state funding will be significantly impacted.”

The current non-homestead operating millage will expire Dec. 31, 2019. The district has decided to place this issue on the November ballot as to avoid the additional costs of holding a special election.

Registered voters who reside within the Tecumseh Public Schools district may vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters may review the ballot, find their voting precinct and confirm their registration status by visiting

Please visit our 2018 Election page for more information about what you will see on the ballot.