HPS sinking fund informational meeting set for Tuesday

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Howell Public Schools will host its second and final community meeting to share information on its Securing Our Future Sinking Fund Millage proposal on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Howell Public Schools Board of Education Room. The Securing Our Future Sinking Fund Millage proposal will appear on the Tuesday, Nov. 6 ballot.

During the meeting, Erin MacGregor, Howell Public Schools superintendent will share details of the proposal, including the need, the district’s plan and how the proposal will provide the district with funding for security upgrades and major building repairs with no expected tax rate increase.  There will also be a time for district stakeholders to ask any questions they have regarding the proposal.

If passed, the Howell Public Schools Securing Our Future Sinking Fund Millage will provide the district with approximately $1.3 million annually for the next 10 years to fund security upgrades and perform major repair projects throughout the district. Due to the district’s expected declining debt levy, this .5 mill proposal is not expected to result in a tax increase for residents. Instead, it would freeze the current combined sinking fund and debt levy at 6.30 mills for the first year. After the first year, the total levy is expected to begin to decline with the district’s debt being paid off by 2029.

For more information about the Howell Public Schools Securing Our Future Sinking Fund Millage proposal, visit HowellSchools.com/SecuringOurFuture.

The Howell Public Schools Board of Education Meeting Room is located at 411 N. Highlander Way, Howell.

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