Nearly ten years ago, the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Services Agency asked voters to support a three-year millage to help pay for school operating costs. It was meant to be temporary.
“Then you had the housing crisis hit in ‘08,” says KRESA Superintendent Dave Campbell. “You had massive reductions in revenues hit multiple levels of government.” The economy is vastly different from when the millage was introduced, he says.
Since 2005, voters have renewed KRESA’s millage twice – and now it’s up for a third time.