Dear Northville School Families, Staff and Community Members,
The unofficial results of the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 election to fill four open seats on the Northville Public Schools Board of Education are as follows:
*Elected to four-year term
On behalf of the entire Northville school community, we congratulate returning Board of Education members Cynthia Jankowski and Matthew Wilk who will be serving their second four-year terms and Sarah Prescott (appointed to the Board in September 2015) who will be serving her first full term, along with new Board member Laurie Doner. We look forward to working with the entire Northville Board of Education, together with our teachers, staff, students and families, as we strive to provide the best educational experience for all students.
Ms. Doner, Ms. Jankowski, Ms. Prescott and Mr. Wilk will begin their new terms effective January 1, 2017 and serve until December 31, 2020, when they can choose to run for another four-year term. In addition to welcoming these returning and new Board members in January, the district will also honor outgoing Board member Adam Phelps for his four years of service at the Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Board of Education meeting at Thornton Creek Elementary School.
For those who have not yet heard, I also want to take this opportunity to share the unofficial results of the county-wide, two-mill, six-year Education Enhancement Millage proposal, which was also on the November 8th ballot. The measure, voted on by the residents of the more than 30 Wayne County school districts – including Northville – passed with approximately 54.8% of voters in favor of the millage and approximately 45.2% of voters opposed.
Passage of the millage means that those school districts that are part of the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency (Wayne RESA) will receive an allocation of approximately $385 per pupil beginning with the current 2016-17 school year. The allocation of this funding for Northville Public Schools will be determined through the district’s budgetary process with the approval of the Board of Education.
Mary K. Gallagher