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Kenowa Hills requests override to restore millage on Nov. 6 ballot

Kenowa Hills Public Schools will make an appearance on the Nov. 6 ballot for an operating millage proposal on non-homestead properties.

The ballot proposal requests millage authorization (called a Headlee Override) for the school district over the next eight years to ensure that Kenowa Hills schools will be fully funded under the current state law. If the millage passes, property taxes on homeowners will not change. If passed, the tax will return to the same 18 mill tax rate that has been in place since 1994-2018 for owners of industrial, commercial, business, rental and vacation properties. The 18 mills equates to $1,800 in non-homestead tax per $100,000 in taxable value.

The Kenowa Hills Board of Education approved a 1.0 mill Headlee Override on the non-homestead operating millage because the millage has been Headlee reduced to 17.9172 mills.  The authorization of the 1.0 mill override will allow the district to levy the full 18 mills on non-homestead properties during the 2019 tax year.

Failure to authorize the operating millage proposal would decrease state School Aid Foundation allowance by approximately $16 per student. The State of Michigan will not replace the lost funding due to voters’ non-approval.

In addition to the non-homestead millage vote, Board of Education sears will also be up for election for the two-year partial term (one vacancy).

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Hannah Lentz
A 2017 graduate of Grand Valley State University and a lifelong teacher’s kid, Hannah Lentz has worked as a journalist in and outside the Grand Rapids area for more than five years. After serving as editor-in-chief at the GVSU student newspaper, Hannah interned at the Leelanau Enterprise where she learned a lot about community journalism. In addition to her work for School News Network, Hannah has worked as a freelance blogger in the furniture industry, focusing on design trends, and as a social media manager for World Medical Relief in Detroit.

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