Operating Millage Proposal

Meridian Public Schools Operating Millage renewal is on the ballot for the August 6th, 2024 election. Check out information about the Operating Millage renewal below.

Non-homestead operating millage renewal 2024

What every taxpayer should know about the operating millage proposal

  • All Michigan school districts must levy 18 mills on non-homestead property to receive their full foundation allowance – the major source of funding for Michigan schools.

  • The 18-mill levy costs the primary residence homeowner zero dollars ($0 per year). Owned primary residences do not pay the 18-mill tax.

  • If approved, the operating millage proposal would renew the existing levy on non-homestead properties, which include businesses, vacation homes, investment and rental properties

  • If the operating millage proposal does not pass, MERPS would have a loss of $1.7 million in district funding.

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Ballot Language

Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 18.6266 mills ($18.6266 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Meridian Public Schools, Midland County, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 10 years, 2025 to 2034, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and 18 mills are levied in 2025 is approximately $1,774,384 (this is a renewal of millage that will expire with the 2024 tax levy)?

Non-homestead millage renewal 2024

Non-Homestead Operating Millage Proposal

Voter Information

School Funding

Additional Information

A printable copy of the non-homestead operating millage proposal frequently asked questions is available here:

For questions or concerns, please contact us at (989) 687-3200, or attend one of the community meetings below.

Non-Homestead Operating Millage Flyer