INFORMATION: Special Ed Millage Renewal - Tuesday, May 4, 2021

 

Information

It’s time.
Special Education Millage RENEWAL
Election Day – Tuesday, May 4
- for voters residing within our WSESD region:
Lake, Mason, and Oceana Counties -

On January 12, 2021, the Board of the West Shore Educational Service District (WSESD) voted unanimously to seek voter approval on May 4, 2021, for the RENEWAL of its Special Education Millage. 

The RENEWAL on the ballot is the same 1 mill / 8-year levy approved overwhelmingly by voters every time it has been requested: 1990, 1998, 2006, and 2014. The RENEWAL is NOT a tax increase.

Renewing the Special Education Millage on May 4 raises $3.4 million annually for the WSESD to maintain programs and services to over 1400 students with disabilities in our region. Nearly half of the millage funds are also used every year by the WSESD to directly reimburse our local school districts for a portion of their Special Education costs.