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My Town Greenville: MAISD seeks approval of special education millage hike
My Town Greenville: MAISD seeks approval of special education millage hike

GREENVILLE, Mich.— Montcalm County residents are encouraged to head to the polls May 6 to vote on a proposed special education millage.

According to the website for Greenville Public Schools, special education costs the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District $4.7 million, but only $2.1 million is covered by local, state and federal government funding.  The remaining $2.6 million is taken out of the MAISD’s general fund, which impacts all education programming.

The district says Montcalm County has not increased its special education millage since 1988, when there were approximately one-third fewer special education students countywide.  The county’s special education millage rate of 2.1878 is the lowest in the eight-county area.  The MAISD is asking voters to approve raising the millage to a total of 3.50 mills, generating enough funding to keep the MAISD from dipping into its general fund.

For more information, visit the MAISD website here.