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2019 Bond Proposal
Twenty-three years ago, Pickford Public Schools passed a bond proposal for building construction and improvement. Time has passed, and needs for enhanced infrastructure, energy improvements, and safer buildings and grounds have been identified. Recently, the Board of Education supported a resolution for consideration of a bond proposal on the November 5th, 2019 ballot. The proposal includes building additions, renovations, safety and security improvements, and transportation upgrades for our growing student population.
The District is nearing the end of paying off the bonds that funded the construction and upgrades resulting from the 1996 proposal. New bond funding, if approved, would result in an estimated millage levy in 2022 of 4.56 mills ($4.56 on each $1000 of taxable valuation), for a 1.65 mills net increase over the current levy.
Community information about the 2019 bond proposal and building tours will be available at the District Open House on September 11th. Additionally the District will schedule community informational meetings throughout the month of September and October. These will be posted on the District's website and our social media pages and announced in the area newspapers.
If you would like further information, please contact Angela Nettleton, Superintendent, at 906-647-6285 ext. 2204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Below is a link to an online tax calculator that estimates the impact on a taxpayer’s annual tax bill if the November election is successful.
The increase in taxes could potentially be offset by the Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit. Below is a summary of the revised Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit:
Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit – Households that pay homestead property taxes greater than 3.2% of their annual income may be eligible for the Michigan’s Homestead Property Tax Credit. Eligible households may deduct up to 60% (up to 100% for senior citizens, please see the senior credit table below) of the millage increase cost up to a $1,500 Homestead Tax Credit limit. The eligibility for the credit begins to decrease after household income exceeds $51,001 and ends completely after the household income exceeds $60,001. Please see below the general reduction table and senior credit table below:
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