With all precincts reported late on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 2, Huron Valley Schools’ administrators were happy to learn that voters living within the district boundaries supported the renewal and restoration of the non-homestead millage.
With more than 10,000 ballots cast, approximately 73 percent of those residents voted in support of the renewal and more than 62 percent voted to restore the non-homestead millage back to 18 mills. The 18 mills is levied upon businesses and second homes, but not on primary residences.
"The last 20 months, without a doubt, have been the most difficult period of time in Huron Valley's history, for our students, parents, staff, and administrators,” said Sean Carlson, HVS Board of Education President. “And despite this difficult time, our community came together Tuesday and put our kids first."
HVS Superintendent Dr. Paul Salah called the results “amazing and humbling,” noting that the last time the school district sought a millage renewal in 2012, voters supported it at a rate of 62 percent.
Salah affirmed that revenue generated by the non-homestead millage funds day-to-day operations, including classroom supplies, utilities and transportation and other expenses. He emphasized that funds derived from the 2019 bond supported by voters are used for capital improvements including building renovations, and upgrades to arts and athletic facilities.
"On behalf of the Huron Valley Board of Education I would like to say thank you to the voters for their confidence in this Board of Education and Superintendent and for supporting your local school district and most importantly voting YES for Huron Valley students," Carlson said.