Voters to Decide Big Rapids Public Schools Millage Renewal

Posted at 12:32 PM, May 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-01 14:50:57-04

cardinal_ltBIG RAPIDS, Mich. (May 1, 2014) – Across Michigan, elections will be held on Tuesday.

Voters will be faced with a variety of issues, but many heading to the ballot box will make a decision that impacts school funding.

In Mecosta County, voters will be faced with a millage renewal for Big Rapids Public Schools.

The ballot language is below, as well as voter precinct information.


This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance. Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Big Rapids Public Schools, Mecosta and Newaygo Counties, Michigan, be increased by 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for the year 2014, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2014 is approximately $3,266,884 (this is a renewal of millage which expired with the 2013 tax levy)?

Polling precincts for the Big Rapids Public Schools’ Special Election are as follows:

City of Big Rapids

Precinct #1            Public Safety Building – 435 N. Michigan Ave, Big Rapids

Precinct #2            City Hall – 226 N. Michigan Ave, Big Rapids

Precinct #3            MOISD/Career Center – 15830 S. Bronson Ave, Big Rapids

Big Rapids Township          14212 Northland Dr, Big Rapids

Colfax Township                 14428 157th Ave, Big Rapids

Grant Township                   14982 21 Mile Rd, Big Rapids

Green Township                   21431 Northland Dr, Paris

Norwich Township              7213 N. Cypress Rd, Big Rapids