School millages to appear on Tuesday ballot



Journal Staff Writer

MARQUETTE — Several school-related millage proposals will be on Tuesday’s ballot for residents in Marquette and Alger counties.

The special education millage proposal by the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency will be one of those millages.

The proposal is asking for an increase in the special education levy previously approved by voters.

Voters will be asked to increase the levy for students with disabilities by 1.5 mills, which is $1.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation, for 20 years.

It is estimated that Marquette-Alger RESA will collect approximately $4.766 million from local property taxes if the millage is approved.

Voters in the NICE Community Schools district will be asked to allow the district to continue to levy the statutory rate — not to exceed 18 mills — on all property, except a principal residence and other property exempted by law. This is required for the school district to receive its full revenue per-pupil and foundation allowance and would renew the millage that will expire with the 2023 levy.

If approved, the levy would be for 10 years and would bring in approximately $2.32 million.

Voters in the Munising Public Schools district will be asked to approve a levy increase of 1.9 mills for 10 years. The levy would create a sinking fund for the construction or repair of school buildings, school security improvements, acquiring or upgrading technology, and other purposes authorized by law.

If approved, it is estimated that the school district will receive revenue of approximately $401,605.

Christie Mastric can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 250. Her email address is cbleck@miningjournal.net.


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