The Emmet County Republican Party will host a General Meeting on October 30th at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center conference room located off M-119 in Harbor Springs.

ECRP Chair Dennis Kelly explains the agenda for the Oct. meeting: “On November 7, 2017, voters in each of the 11 Charlevoix-Emmet ISD public school districts will be asked to consider an enhancement millage proposal of 1.0 mill for 10 years.  If approved, each of the 11 school districts in Char-Em ISD would receive an additional $615 per student for operations starting with the 2018-2019 school year.

Since 2008-09, state funding has not kept up with inflation, causing districts to reduce or eliminate programs, classroom materials, and staff.

An enhancement millage is the only option for school districts to request operational funding from the public beyond funding provided by the State.  Dr. John Scholten (pictured), Superintendent of the Public Schools of Petoskey, will provide an overview of this [education millage] and answer questions you may have about the request.  Please plan to attend this very important and informative meeting.  We will all be asked to vote on this issue on Tuesday, November 7th, and this meeting will allow you to make an educated decision.”

Bring a guest, too!

Update: A letter arguing for a no vote on this millage.