City endorses school millage

To the editor:

On May 7, 2019, the Hancock Public Schools District is seeking a 10-year renewal of its non-homestead operating millage. This millage is levied only on non-homestead properties; it is not levied on owner-occupied residences. The non-homestead millage generates a significant portion of the district’s annual operating revenue. These funds are needed to pay for teachers, materials, and programs toward the education and advancement of Hancock’s youth.

The ballot proposal is strategically well-crafted. The portion of the millage request exceeding 18 mills is necessary to counter Headlee Amendment reductions and ensure that the district maximizes its per-pupil funding to the extent allowable by law.

An investment in our schools is an investment in our community. Please join us in voting “Yes” on May 7 in support of our teachers, staff and students.

John Haeussler

Hancock

Barry Givens

Hancock