In Michigan, public schools are given relatively few options to raise funds beyond what’s allotted by the state. One unexpected option is to pass a county-wide Enhancement Millage. Individual school districts can’t, but Intermediate School Districts can.
The Kent County ISD is offering it’s first attempt at a millage vote today. It’s a modest 0.9 mills, which will raise roughly $211 per student across Kent County, without strings attached. It will not come close to covering the inflation increases over the last ten years, but it will certainly help.
If you live in Kent County, I encourage you to vote today: I’ll be voting in support of this millage. It’s a tangible way of supporting good public education in your community.