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MEA Economist Starting New Life as Educator (3/19/20)

Ask MEA Economist Ruth Beier about her youth, and you might get a wry joke with a deadpan delivery: “I describe my childhood as Lord of the Flies in the suburbs. It was a pack of kids and some Cap’n Crunch.”

Truth is – she’s not kidding.

On the precipice of retirement after 27 years at MEA, Beier finds herself discussing her distant past to explain her imminent future. That’s because people can’t seem to understand the thing that she plans to do next.



Macomb County voters approving enhancement millage for local schools (3/12/20)

The ballot measure was approved overwhelmingly by Macomb County voters yesterday with yes votes gaining a 57.3% margin against 42.7% who voted against the millage, the result of a highly organized grassroots campaign which included a strategic social media presence which reached every corner of the county. The Macomb for Kids campaign turned a year of community engagement into a huge win for the children of Macomb County in winning passage of the Macomb Educational Enhancement Millage.
 

Macomb for Kids Creates Successful "Legacy" for County Schools (3/11/20)

The ballot measure was approved overwhelmingly by Macomb County voters yesterday with yes votes gaining a 57.3% margin against 42.7% who voted against the millage, the result of a highly organized grassroots campaign which included a strategic social media presence which reached every corner of the county. The Macomb for Kids campaign turned a year of community engagement into a huge win for the children of Macomb County in winning passage of the Macomb Educational Enhancement Millage.
 
Macomb County voters approving enhancement millage for local schools (3/12/20)

The ballot measure was approved overwhelmingly by Macomb County voters yesterday with yes votes gaining a 57.3% margin against 42.7% who voted against the millage, the result of a highly organized grassroots campaign which included a strategic social media presence which reached every corner of the county. The Macomb for Kids campaign turned a year of community engagement into a huge win for the children of Macomb County in winning passage of the Macomb
Educational Enhancement Millage.
 
Macomb for Kids Creates Successful "Legacy" for County Schools (3/11/20)

The ballot measure was approved overwhelmingly by Macomb County voters yesterday with yes votes gaining a 57.3% margin against 42.7% who voted against the millage, the result of a highly organized grassroots campaign which included a strategic social media presence which reached every corner of the county. The Macomb for Kids campaign turned a year of community engagement into a huge win for the children of Macomb County in winning passage of the Macomb Educational Enhancement Millage.
 
Michigan’s March 10th Election: Oakland County School Bonds Results (3/10/20)

Results: Passed.

Macomb Intermediate School District
Precincts reporting 100.00%
Yes 1,026 (55.07%)
No 837 (44.93%)
 

Macomb County schools seek increased revenue through enhancement millage (3/8/20)

Macomb County public schools will be asking voters to support public education March 10 in the form of a 10-year, 1.9 mill enhancement millage.

The countywide millage, if approved Tuesday, would raise an estimated $55 million per year to bring a new revenue stream to the general operating funds of every public school district in Macomb County. The money would be distributed based upon student enrollment. Each district would receive approximately $418 per student.



Letter: Macomb school millage seeks to restore necessary funding (3/8/20)

This year, more than 8,000 kindergarten students will enter Macomb County schools for the first time. They will carry with them the hope and promise of our local communities and will be the foundation that will build the very future of our county.

As educational and community leaders — and most importantly as parents — we recognize the critical need to provide these new kindergarten students, and all 126,000 Macomb County children, opportunities to be successful. We also recognize that educational quality impacts everyone.



More Districts Tap Lesser Known Funding Source (02/24/20) 

Longtime school custodian Tov Pauling has a unique perspective on what’s happening in Wayne-Westland schools. To sum it up, he quotes Carl Reed—the custodian character from the 1980s “Brat Pack” movie, The Breakfast Club—“I am the eyes and ears of this institution.”

“No joke,” he continues. “I see everything.”



Column: Macomb education millage provides much-needed classroom support (02/24/20) 

The Macomb Educational Enhancement Millage represents an opportunity for incredible new possibilities for our children. As a mom and as a parent-activist, I ask the voters of Macomb County to put our kids first in voting yes on March 10.



Chippewa Valley boss makes case for enhancement millage (01/20/20) 
Ron Roberts, Superintendent for Chippewa Valley Schools, recently outlined his pitch for a regional enhancement millage proposal.
 

Macomb County Schools Now Have the Support Needed to Put an Education Millage on the Ballot in 2020 (10/4/2019)
The 10-year, 1.9 mil regional enhancement millage is ready to be put on the ballot as Macomb County school district boards representing Mount Clemens, Utica, Chippewa Valley, Warren and Anchor Bay have given their endorsement
 

Chippewa Valley Schools Board of Education approves millage resolution (10/3/19)
With Michigan currently ranked 50th in the U.S. in education funding increases, the Chippewa Valley Schools Board of Education meeting unanimously approved a regional enhancement millage request to levy a millage to voters in March 2020.
 

Macomb County Schools to seek nearly 2-mill tax increase next year (10/2/19)
Michigan Education Association Local 1 president John Duffy explains what the millage is and how it can help Macomb Country student funding catch up to Wayne, Kalamazoo, Midland, Charlevoix-Emmet, Muskegon Area, Monroe, Kent, and Ottawa Area counties.
 

Call growing for regional school millage in Macomb (9/29/19)
Faced with a lack of state funding, some Macomb County public school districts are hoping to pursue a regional enhancement millage question for the 2020 ballot.
 

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