Dear Warren Consolidated Schools Resident,
WCS proudly serves over 13,000 students in our schools, and together in partnership with the community, we share the common values of high expectations, strong relationships, and a commitment to student achievement. As both superintendent of schools and a parent of three WCS graduates, I am proud of our students and staff and believe that we must continue to plan, provide, and protect our schools and community for the years to come.
As part of the district's on-going facility management program, a comprehensive review of all district facilities was completed during the summer of 2021. This review identified areas throughout the district that are in need of facility updates and improvements to keep our schools in good shape.
On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, we are asking voters to approve a ZERO-RATE tax increase over the 2021 millage rate to help us improve safety and security, update our heating and cooling systems, maintain our commitment to technology, and update our fleet of school buses. We have known for many years that great schools make great neighborhoods. In fact, “according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, for every dollar spent on public schools in a community, home values increased by $20. To learn more, visit www.nber.org/digest/jan03/school-spending-raises-property-values.”
In addition to this bond not increasing the tax millage rate from 2021, property tax costs may be lower for senior citizens or households with incomes below a certain level that qualify for the Homestead Property Tax Credit. Please visit www.legislature.mi.gov/publications/ServicesforSeniors.html, and also review the back of this letter for the actual ballot proposal.
The district appreciates its partnership with the community and every vote is important in this election
for our schools and neighborhoods. If you have questions or need more information, please call me at
586-698-4044, or visit www.wcskids.net and click on Bond Election Information.
Robert D. Livernois, Ph.D.