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Countywide Special Education Millage Proposal. August 7, 2012. Telling the story…. $6.5 Million decline in revenue over the last two years (a) Local Property Tax – over 5% decline (b) State – no more Section 56 funding (c) Federal – no more ARRA dollars. Telling the story…. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Countywide Special Education Millage Proposal

Countywide Special Education Millage ProposalAugust 7, 2012$6.5 Million decline in revenue over the last two years(a) Local Property Tax over 5% decline(b) State no more Section 56 funding(c) Federal no more ARRA dollarsTelling the story..

Professional Development investments in intervention programming has helped reduce numbers in special educationStill, 17% of Jackson County students receive some form of special education services (1 in every 6 students)Telling the story

Significant resizing has taken place!!(a) Over 20 positions at Torrant/Kit Young have been cut(b) Consolidated all services under JCISD(c) Restructured reimbursement formula for greater equity(d) Staffing reductions for local districts(e) Contract freezes and health care concessions Telling the storyEven with the resizing, local districts have seen an 18% cut in reimbursement for special education costs in 2011-12 (82% reimbursement)Local districts are projected to see an additional 7% cut in reimbursement for special education costs in 2012-13 (approximate 75% reimbursement) Should this fail, and no other millage passes, an additional 50% cut is projected in 2013-14 (approximate32% reimbursement)Telling the story0.9 enhancement mills - Renew(a) $3.7 Million(b) Renewal, not new tax(c) Renewed three times since 1997 (JCISD chose not to ask for renewal in 2002)Renew + Restore = 2012 Millage Proposal0.65 mills - Restore(a) $2.7 Million(b) Restores a portion of the lost Headlee(c) $32.50 / Year on a $100,000 homeRenew + Restore = 2012 Millage Proposal

0.9 + 0.65 = 1.55 millage proposal6 year renewable millageRenew + Restore = 2012 Millage Proposal

What does this mean to local school districts?

15% goes to JCISD to provide direct services to local districtsWill recent resizing be reversed if this passes?NO !Does this election impact ALL students?YES !

85% of this millage goes directly to local districts

Each district is running its own campaignIt is a personal story district by districtFriends of Special Education MeetingsThis is Everyones Millage

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