Macomb Enhancement Millage

Macomb Intermediate School District, in compliance with the Regional Enhancement Millage Law (MCL.380.705) after receiving requests from districts representing 51 percent of Macomb County's student population authorized the 1.9 Enhancement millage for the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary. Macomb schools have a long-standing reputation for providing quality programs, carefully serving as stewards of funds provided by state, federal, and local revenue sources. Since 2011, when the State of Michigan made major financial tax changes, hundreds of millions of dollars have been dedicated from the State School Aid Fund for other governmental obligations. [Gongwer, December 26, 2019]

According to reports published by Citizens Research Council: "Between 2008 and 2018, data shows the average salary for Michigan teachers only rose 2 percent." [Memorandum 1159, September 2019]

A comparison of neighboring counties, utilizing MDE Bulletin 1014, demonstrates that Macomb County schools receive on average several hundred dollars less per student, leaving many districts behind.

For additional information, please review recent studies on school finance and reform, such as:

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Diversity Day Student Attendees at MISD

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$55 million for Macomb County Public Schools

The 1.9 mills would raise an additional $55 million per year, for the next 10 years, for Macomb County public schools.

Less than $100/year per $50K Taxable Property

According to the 2019 Macomb Equalization Report, the average Macomb County Home is valued at close to $200,000. The 1.9 enhancement millage would cost approximately $190 per year on a home valued at $200,000 or approximately $95 per year on a home valued at $100,000.

More funding for public schools

Public schools would receive over $400 per student per year.

All public schools receive funds

All public schools – including public charter schools – would receive funds raised through the millage.

Investment choice given to the schools

Each school/district decides how funds will be invested based on its needs relative to other state and local funding.

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Information about Macomb County Schools

School Enrollment

  • 1999-2000 – 126,616
  • 2006-07 – 140,664
  • 2017-18 – 130,309
  • 2019-20 – 125,868
  • Special Education – 18,959
  • EL – 11,060
  • 68% - White
  • 19% - African American
  • Asian or Pacific Islander - < 5%
  • Hispanic - 3%
  • Over 100 languages spoken in the county
  • McKinney Vento (Homeless Students) – Federal Statute
    • 2008-09 – 637 students
    • 2016-17 – 1,736 students (63% increase in 9 years)
    • 2017-18 – 1,600 students
    • 2018-19 – 1,614 students

21 Public School Districts

  • 28 Comprehensive High Schools
  • 38 Middle Schools
  • 121 Elementary Schools
  • 133 Preschool Classrooms (3,400 children)

17 Public Charter Schools

  • Arts Academy in the Woods authorized by MISD

27 Parochial Schools

MLK Art Winners

MLK art winners
  • Early College – 650 participants
    • (11th – 13th grade students) began in August 2010
    • All students required to complete job shadowing and apprenticeships
      • Design Academy in collaboration with GM began in Fall, 2013
      • Pre-Engineering Academy added in 2017
      • Information Technology (IT): Website Programming Academy, IT: Cybersecurity Academy, IT: Programming Academy all added in 2019
  • International Baccalaureate (IAM) – 500 Students
    • #1 Magnet School in the Nation
    • #1 in the State of Michigan
    • #7 in the Nation (overall)
  • MiSTEM Region
  • Support learning for EL students – 100 different languages
  • Support for Homeless Students – over 1,600 in 2018-19
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Customized professional development for PreK-2 Teachers is offered with opportunities to attend during school days, evenings, and Saturdays.

Comprehensive Literacy Modules

  • 2nd grade 18-19
  • 1st grade 19-20
  • Kindergarten 20-21
  • Pre-K – ongoing
  • Approximate total investment in literacy training - $500,000
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  • Macomb County Non-English Speakers: 15,719 students
  • MISD Bilingual/EL Program: 1,200+ students
  • In School Support
  • Language Assistance Programs (Multilingual Instructional Assistants and Interpreters)
  • After School Tutoring (2 locations: Anchor Bay & MISD)
  • Multilingual Family Night
  • Professional Development - Cultural Awareness
  • Professional Development – instructional strategies for teaching English learners
  • Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model Training
  • Youth Leadership Program - partnership with Council of Asian Pacific American (CAPA)
  • Diversity Inclusion Collaboration with Macomb Active Cultural Togetherness (ACT) and Macomb Leadership
  • EL Summer Camps, including Heritage Language Program (Arabic)

Over 100 languages spoken in the county!

Major Languages Spoken in Macomb County
Arabic Chaldean Spanish Albanian
Bengali Bosnian/Macedonian Hmong
  • State funded free pre-school program – eligible 4 year olds (based on ‘at risk’ factors)
    • Administered at the county intermediate school district level
    • 21 public school districts; 4 charters; 14 community based partners = 115 classrooms
    • 3,248 seats in Macomb County (increase of 2,298 since 2010)
  • Head Start – Federally funded and administered by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
    • Enrollment – 1,022 (3 and 4 year olds + Early Head Start)
    • Currently there are 66 children on a waitlist

summer programs

  • Children First Summer Program
  • EL Summer Camps
  • Kinder Connect and First Grade Fundamentals
  • Linking Literacy, Science, and Our Earth
  • MISD SAT Khan Academy Bootcamp
  • Summer Mindset Math Camp

Served 2,140 students in local districts (2018-2019)

Pursuant to state law, revenue raised by the proposed enhancement millage will be collected by the Macomb Intermediate School District and distributed in accordance with State law to local public school districts and eligible public school academies within the boundaries of the Macomb Intermediate School District based on pupil membership count.

Shall the limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the Macomb Intermediate School District, State of Michigan, be increased by 1.90 mills ($1.90 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of ten (10) years, 2020 to 2029, inclusive, as new additional millage to provide funds to enhance other state and local funding for intermediate school district, school district or eligible public school academy operation purposes? This millage would raise an estimated $55 million ($55,000,000) if approved and first levied in 2020.

The revenue from this millage will be disbursed to the following school districts and intermediate school district and any public school academies eligible to receive enhancement millage revenue under the Revised School Code:

Anchor Bay School District
Armada Area Schools
Center Line Public Schools
Chippewa Valley Schools
Clintondale Community Schools
Eastpointe Public Schools
Fitzgerald Public Schools
Fraser Public Schools
Lake Shore Public Schools
Lakeview Public Schools
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools

Mount Clemens Community Schools
New Haven Community Schools
Richmond Community Schools
Romeo Community Schools
Roseville Community Schools
South Lake Schools
Utica Community Schools
Van Dyke Public Schools
Warren Consolidated Schools
Warren Woods Public Schools
Macomb Intermediate School District

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If you wish to view additional information about programs and activities in individual districts please visit their district website below.