Tomorrow is School Election Day, and it’s your chance to have a say in what’s going on in your area.
One issue will be on the ballot everywhere in Marquette County.
It’s a special education millage proposal for the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency.
It would be 0.25 mills next year.
MARESA Superintendent Steve Peffers says the funding would only be collected by MARESA — MARESA wouldn’t spend any of it.
They’d distribute it to local school districts.
The measure would raise more than half a million dollars over the next 20 years.
All 13 school districts in Marquette and Alger Counties would get a share of it based on student enrollment.
Peffers says that since the Marquette Area Public Schools have the largest district, MAPS would get a third of the funding.
The measure would restore the 2-mill funding level for special education that Marquette County voters approved in both 1988 and 1995.
The 2-mill amount has been reduced by the state’s Headlee Amendment.