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On Tuesday, Nov. 2, voters within the boundaries of Huron Valley Schools will be asked to decide two proposals to renew and restore the district’s non-homestead millage, which funds its day-to-day operations.

The 18 mills collected applies only to businesses, commercial property and vacation homes, but does not affect taxes on primary residences. School districts throughout Michigan are expected to renew their non-homestead millages every 10 years. The non-homestead millage accounts for approximately $10.5 million annually in the district’s budget, or about 11 percent.

“Huron Valley voters have been extremely supportive over the years,” said HVS Superintendent Dr. Paul Salah. “We are so grateful that they continue to see the importance of investing in our schools.”

Salah noted the difference between the bond and sinking fund questions approved by voters in 2019. Funds derived from those initiatives support capital projects across all HVS schools. Renovations to four of the district’s elementary schools are wrapping up. Work on the other four elementary schools will begin in the spring.

HVS families are encouraged to take advantage of the state’s absentee voting system. Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.

Check your voter registration at Michigan Voter Information Center