Educational Annexation Resources
Do you want to help educate others about Mid's annexation ballot proposals? Check out the resources below!
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- Mid Michigan College will present two ballot proposals in May 2021 for voters in ten area school districts. Each school district will have the opportunity to pass both proposals required for annexation, which would lower tuition by 40% for students living in that district. Learn more at midmich.edu/annexation
- Mid Michigan College will present two ballot proposals in May 2021 for voters in ten area school districts. Each school district will have the opportunity to pass both proposals required for annexation, which would lower tuition by 40% for students living in that district. Based on current student counts, the savings would total about $1.5 Million collectively for residents of these districts each year. Learn more at midmich.edu/annexation
- For every dollar spent educating students at Mid, taxpayers receive an average return of $5.50 or 12.5%! Learn more at midmich.edu/annexation
- Over 1,100 students from cities within the 10 school districts voting on annexation attend Mid. Learn more at midmich.edu/annexation
- Students in these districts often choose Mid as their college destination--in fact, Mid is the top choice for college by high school students in 9 out of 10 of these districts. Learn more at midmich.edu/annexation
- Mid serves over 1,200 high school students each year as they earn college credits through dual enrollment. Learn more at midmich.edu/annexation
- Mid is proud of our nearly 700 health science graduates and trainees who are working to keep you safe and healthy throughout mid-Michigan. (Student counts from the previous three years.)
- Over 4,100 nursing and healthcare graduates have earned over 5,400 credentials from Mid. Many continue to serve the mid-Michigan region as healthcare providers. Learn more at midmich.edu/annexation
Key Talking Points
- Currently, Mid’s in-district service area is exclusive to the Clare-Gladwin RESD. The College receives tax dollars from these residents at a rate of 1.2202 mills, the second-lowest rate in the State.
- The College has had an established campus in Mt. Pleasant for over 20 years and serves more students from Isabella and Gratiot counties than from in-district areas in Clare and Gladwin counties.
- Proposal I asks voters to determine whether they approve annexation into Mid Michigan College’s district.
- Proposal II seeks ratification of a taxable rate of 1.2202 mills (the College’s current operating millage rate).
- If a school district passes both proposals, it would lead to the effective annexation of that school district to the Mid Michigan College in-district service area.
- Mid’s millage rate is assessed on ½ of a home’s fair market value. For example, if you own a home with a fair market value of $100,000, Mid’s millage rate would be assessed on $50,000. In this example, the home owner would pay Mid’s millage rate of $1.2202 for every $1000 up to $50,000. It would therefore cost the home owner approximately $61/year.
- From a different perspective, if annexation is successful, the savings from just one year of tuition (assuming full-time enrollment) would equal nearly 35 years worth of millage assessment.
- Tuition would be lowered by 40% for students living in school districts who choose to join Mid's in-district service area, lowering from $220/contact hour to $132/contact hour (based on 2020-2021 tuition rates).
- At the College’s current enrollment rates, this change would collectively save residents of these school districts about $1.5 Million each year.
- Residents in these school districts would be eligible to participate in future elections of Mid’s Board of Trustees.
Who can people contact for more information?
- To speak with someone directly about the College’s annexation proposals, contact Dr. Scott Mertes, Vice President of Community Outreach & Advancement at (989) 386-6622 x230 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education vs Advocacy
- The materials within the annexation-related web pages are considered to be informational and educational and can be shared at any time using personal and College resources.
- College employees are encouraged to share educational information, encourage people to vote, and build factual awareness of the annexation effort within the communities the College serve.
- College employees may not advocate for a Yes or No vote during work-hours or using College technology or resources.
- Learn more about education vs advocacy and what is allowed under Michigan law.
Interested in becoming an advocate?
Contact the Friends of Mid Committee at email@example.com.