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May 4, 2021 Election

Northville Public Schools Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal; Vote on May 4, 2021
Northville Public Schools Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal
Vote on May 4, 2021 - Thank you Voters!

5/4/21 NPS Operating Millage Unofficial Results - Thank you, Northville Community!

Dear Northville Public Schools Families, Staff and Community Members,

The unofficial results of the May 4, 2021 Northville Public Schools Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal request are now in! Subject to certification of the results, we are pleased to report that the millage proposal passed soundly, with 78.92% voting in favor of the renewal.
 
5/4/21 NPS Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal

 

Total

Yes

%

No

%

Northville Township

4517

3546

77.58 %

1025

22.42%

Pct. 1 & 2

694

515

74.21%

179

25.79%

Pct. 3 & 4

999

757

75.78%

242

24.22%

Pct. 5

398

325

81.66%

73

18.34%

Pct. 6

805

631

78.39%

174

21.61%

Pct. 8 & 9

653

530

81.16%

123

18.84%

Pct. 10 & 11

476

384

80.67%

92

19.33%

Pct. 12 (& 7)

546

404

73.99%

142

26.01%

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Northville

1373

1127

82.08%

246

17.92%

Pct. 1

662

541

81.72%

121

16.75%

Pct. 2

711

586

82.42%

125

17.58%

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Novi

1143

913

79.88%

230

20.12%

Pct. 16

400

333

83.25%

67

16.75%

Pct. 17

326

254

77.91%

72

22.09%

Pct. 24

281

215

76.51%

66

23.49%

Pct. 25

136

111

81.62%

25

18.38%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyon Township, Pct. 7

74

64

86.49%

10

13.51%

Novi Township, Pct. 1

30

26

86.67%

4

13.33%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washtenaw

 

 

 

 

 

Salem Township, Pct. 3

10

7

70.00%

3

30.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

7201

5683

78.92%

1518

21.08%

 
Passage of this ballot proposal renews Northville Public Schools’ current Operating Millage rate of 19.2383 mills for five years, 2022 to 2026, and permits the school district to continue to levy the maximum 18 operating mills on only non-homestead property each year.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our Northville school community in this effort to ensure the full funding allocation for our schools. Strong schools are the foundation of a strong community. We are thankful for the ongoing support of our families, community members, and our community partners, who recognize the link between exemplary schools and property values, and who make the education of our young people a priority.

Sincerely,

Mary K. Gallagher
Superintendent
On May 4, 2021, all registered voters in the Northville Public School District will have the opportunity to vote on an Operating Millage proposal that would renew the current millage rate of 19.2383 mills on all non-homestead property for five years, 2022 to 2026. This millage applies only to non-homestead property such as businesses, rental properties, and second homes. Even though owners of primary residences are not affected, state law requires a district-wide election to approve the Operating Millage.
 
Join district administrators and members of the Board of Education at one of the upcoming informational meetings that will be held via zoom on Thursday, April 15 from 4-5 p.m. and Monday, April 19 from 6-7 p.m.
 
This millage generates about $10 million annually for Northville schools, representing 16% of the district's overall operating revenues. The money received from the Operating Millage supports the District’s day-to-day operations, including payment of salaries and benefits, classroom supplies and materials, and student transportation and building maintenance. Failure to pass the millage renewal would result in a significant loss in operating revenue for the school district beginning in 2022.
 
This is not a new tax. This millage was last approved by voters in November 2011, when voters approved a millage rate of 20.9100 mills. That millage has been reduced to 19.2383 through subsequent Headlee Amendment adjustments as noted below.  The District is seeking to renew the reduced rate of 19.2383 mills.
 
Additionally, this millage is vital to ensuring the District receives the full per pupil allocation from the state. In order to receive this full allocation, school districts must levy the statutory maximum operating millage of 18 mills. Although the current ballot proposal requests 19.2383 mills, the District cannot levy more than 18 mills, just as occurring today. The remaining 1.2383 mills would serve as a hedge against future Headlee adjustments, thereby ensuring the District can continue to levy 18 mills and receive the full per pupil allocation from the state.
 
In summary, this millage maintains the current school tax for business owners, is not levied on primary residential property -- but represents a significant source of operating revenue for the District.
 
Questions regarding the May 4, 2021 Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal may be directed to NPS@northvilleschools.org
NORTHVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL
 
This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate
of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other
property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its
revenue per pupil foundation allowance and renews millage that will expire
with the 2021 tax levy.
 
Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 19.2383 mills ($19.2383 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Northville Public Schools, Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 5 years, 2022 to 2026, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and 18 mills are levied in 2022 is approximately $10,000,044 (this is a renewal of millage that will expire with the 2021 tax levy)?
In November 2011, Northville voters approved an operating millage of 20.9100 mills for a period of 10 years. Through subsequent Headlee ‘rollback’ adjustments, the levy has been reduced to 19.2383 mills for the 2020 Tax Year, as shown below:
 
Tax Year Operating Millage Year-Year "Roll Back"
2020 19.2383 -0.0754
2019 19.3137 -0.8995
2018 20.2132 -0.3831
2017 20.5963 -0.3137
2016 20.9100 0
2015 20.9100 0
2014 20.9100 0
2013 20.9100 0
2012 20.9100  
 
Although the current operating millage is 19.2383, the District may only levy up to 18 mills. The difference between the current millage and the statutory maximum is often referred to as a “Headlee hedge”, which can be used to offset future Headlee ‘rollback’ adjustments through the duration of the levy.