Important Enhancement Millage Information

Important Enhancement Millage Information

Enhancement Millage vote takes place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Quick Facts:

  • On November 6, 2018, voters in each of the public school districts in Ottawa County will be asked to consider an enhancement millage proposal of 0.9 mill for 10 years
  • A majority of voters in the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD) would need to approve the proposal for it to be successful
  • Funds will be collected by the OAISD and distributed on an equal per-pupil basis to each of the local K-12 public school districts and public school academies in the OAISD
  • An enhancement millage is the only option for school districts to request additional operational funding from the public beyond funding levied by local districts
  • Since 2008-09, State funding has not kept up with inflation causing districts to reduce or eliminate programs, classroom materials, and staff. See foundation grant comparison here.
  • If approved, each of the OAISD school districts and public school academies would receive approximately an additional $226 per student for operations starting with the 2019-20 school year
  • If approved, Hudsonville Public Schools would receive approximately 1.5 million dollars annually for the next 10 years

Examples of how Hudsonville Public Schools could utilize the Enhancement Revenue over the next 10 years if approved:

  • Maintain transportation fleet for all public and non-public schools
  • Increase student mental health support
  • Maintain current programs
  • Security enhancements
  • Update core subject instructional materials
  • Increase technology support

Enhancement Millage InformationQuality Schools Document