kalamazoo county education millage


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.

Countywide millage was first on ballot in 2005 and renewed in 2008 and 2011

Portage to vote on millage renewal later this month

Local school boards have until early February to vote on putting proposal on ballot