Headlee Restoration Millage 2020
The Allegan Area Educational Service Agency will be asking voters in Allegan County to restore funding levels that have been eroded due to the Headlee amendment. Three proposals will be on the August 4th ballot.
Proposal I: Operating Millage. This proposal will restore 0.0262 mils to return to the voter approved amount of 0.14 mills. This millage supports local districts in Allegan County with AAESA consultants in math, science, and literacy.
Proposal II: Special Education. This proposal will restore 0.0448 mills to return to the voter approved amount of 3.05 mills. These funds flow to local school districts to assist in offsetting the district’s state mandated, unreimbursed special education costs.
Proposal III: Career and Technical Education. This proposal will restore 0.0262 mills to return to the voter approved amount of 1.78 mills. These funds support the programs AAESA offers to at no charge to local districts (i.e. the Allegan Tech Center).
If all three proposals pass, the owner of a $100,000 home (taxable value $50,000) would see an annual tax increase of $4.86 a year, or 41 cents per month. That will generate $301,000 to support students in Allegan County.
Absentee Ballot Information
Check your voter registration at Michigan Voter Information Center Michigan.gov/Vote to see if you are registered. Absentee Voter applications will be mailed to all registered voters who are registered prior to June 20, 2020. If after this date requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 5 p.m. the Friday before the election. Registered voters will need to return their absentee ballot application in order to receive a ballot by mail. Absentee ballots will be due no later than 8:00 pm on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - Election Day. More information is available at michigan.gov/sos.