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Every year since 1995, the TAS school district has requested the 18 mill non-homestead millage renewal for school operations and has been approved by district voters. This 18 mill levy is simply a renewal on businesses and non-resident homes. This is not a tax increase and does not apply to your home considered as your “primary residence."

On Tuesday, May 3, we will ask the voters to renew this millage. Your continued support of TAS is appreciated in this renewal request. Without the 18-mill non-renewal, our district would lose $4 million dollars in revenue for the upcoming 2016-17 school year.

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This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except  principal residence and other property exempted by law,  required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil  foundation allowance.

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be  assessed against all property, except principal residence and  other property exempted by law, in Tahquamenon Area  Schools, Luce, Schoolcraft, Mackinac and Chippewa Counties,  Michigan, be increased by 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000 of  taxable valuation) for the year 2017, 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 2016 is approximately $3,117,125 (this is a renewal of millage that expired with the 2016 tax levy)?

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