kalamazoo county education millage

WMUK News
12:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Two Local School Districts Discuss Millage Proposals

Kalamazoo Public Schools is one of the districts that would see funds from KRESA's May 6 millage proposal.
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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.

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7:46 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Portage Schools support putting countywide education millage renewal on May ballot

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Countywide millage was first on ballot in 2005 and renewed in 2008 and 2011
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - You can add Portage to the list of Kalamazoo County school districts supporting the renewal of the countywide enhancement millage in May. Faced with the potential loss of millions if it fails, the Portage Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution Monday backing the three-year renewal of the 1.5 mills countywide property tax administered by the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency.
6:13 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Kalamazoo School Board votes to put renewal of countywide tax on May ballot

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Portage to vote on millage renewal later this month
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education voted 6-0 Monday to ask voters to renew a 1.5-mill countywide school tax in May. To appear on the May 6 ballot, the proposal must be supported by school boards that collectively represent 51 percent of students in the Kalamazoo intermediate school district.
6:51 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Survey shows support for renewing Kalamazoo County education tax

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Local school boards have until early February to vote on putting proposal on ballot
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Almost three-quarters of voters in Kalamazoo County support renewal of a 1.5-mill countywide education tax due to expire in 2014, according to a November survey of 500 likely voters. The districts are Kalamazoo, Portage, Climax-Scotts, Comstock, Galesburg-Augusta, Gull Lake, Parchment, Schoolcraft and Vicksburg.