Chamber Supports YES Vote on Saginaw Public School District Millage
On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, the residents of Saginaw, Zilwaukee, Buena Vista and Kochville Township (all municipalities within the Saginaw Public School District) will go to the polls to vote on a ballot proposal to renew the 19-mil non-homestead millage for Saginaw Public School District.
If passed, the millage will allow the Saginaw Public School District to collect per-pupil funding for the students absorbed when the Buena Vista School District was dissolved. Since that time, the Saginaw Public Schools absorbed students from the BV School District but there was no legal authority to collect the non-homestead taxes.
"Passing this millage request simply allows the Saginaw Public School District to collect non-homestead taxes paid by business, in order to cover the costs of the additional students previously attending Buena Vista Public Schools", said Saginaw County Chamber President & CEO, Bob VanDeventer. "The businesses in Saginaw County support the school district. They recognize that this millage must pass in order to authorize the Saginaw Public School District to collect those tax dollars."
Nexteer Executive Director, Global Corporate Affairs, Luis Canales said that "it is important that this millage vote passes. The Saginaw Public Schools provide educational services to these additional students and the funding needs to follow. Nexteer has been a willing partner in supporting public schools and will continue to support public education in Saginaw."
The 28-member Board of Directors for the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce overwhelmingly supported passage of this millage.
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