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 michigan.gov/vote.

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