Voters approved a tax increase to fund technology and security upgrades at
public school districts in the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
"We're thankful for the kids of Muskegon County," said Muskegon Area Intermediate School
District Superintendent Dave Sipka. The millage would generate $161 per student for 10 years.
About 27,000 children in Muskegon County will benefit from the increased funding.
Over the past year, local district public school leaders and the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) have been discussing ways to adequately fund technology. Improved technology in the hands of more students will help them become more competitive and will prepare students to be college and career ready. In addition, funds will be used to purchase and maintain technology to secure buildings. Local school district boards of education have passed resolutions that require the MAISD to put the millage on the ballot.
|Costs to Taxpayers |
|Market Value||Taxable Value||1 MILL|
|$ 200,000||$ 100,000||$ 100.00|
|$ 150,000||$ 75,000||$ 75.00|
|$ 100,000||$ 50,000||$ 50.00|
|$ 75,000||$ 37,500||$ 37.50|
|$ 50,000||$ 25,000||$ 25.00|
|$ 25,000||$ 12,500||$ 12.50|
|Average County |
| Avg County House |
|Avg Home |
|$ 82,000||$ 41,000||$ 41.00|
MAISD is an equal opportunity employer