2012 Countywide Special Education Enhancement Millage

MillageCoverFinal On May 8, 2012, the JCISD Board approved placing a Countywide Special Education Enhancement Millage proposal on the August 7 ballot. The Board deliberated over many factors concerning the millage, including:
     -- special education funding is down $6.5 million;
     -- local school districts now pay 18% of special education costs
         from their general funds, will pay 25% in 2012-13, and would
         pay an estimated 78% in 2013-14;
     -- savings from recent reorganization and a restructured funding formula;
     -- the $2.2 million cuts to the JCISD special education budget the past two years;
     -- Michigan's economy and voters' overall attitudes;
     -- the wishes of local school district boards;
     -- and foremost, the needs of children in our community.
The proposal will ask voters if they would like to RENEW the current
0.9 enhancement mills which expire after 2012 and RESTORE 0.65 mills of the 0.78 mills that have been reduced by the Headlee rollback by approving the 1.55 mills requested by the proposal.      
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 This section of the web site will give you more information to help you become better
informed about the issues and make the best choice possible for you, your family and your community. The JCISD Board sincerely hopes you make your choice heard by voting on August 7.
Let's talk face-to-face
JCISD and local school officials are available to talk to your group about the countywide special education millage proposal. To set up a speaker,email communications@jcisd.org or call 768-5216.
Get informed, and ... 
                                    VOTE August 7