Our family moved to our current home in 2001. As so many other families have done, we chose this area because of the Saline Area Schools. From the first year our kids attended SAS, I have been involved in the schools. PTO, advisory committees, fundraising programs, and even a run for school board are just some of the ways I have chosen to give back to a district that does so much for our community.
As I watch the struggles of neighboring districts in choosing a superintendent, I am reminded of the decade prior to Scot Graden taking on the role for SAS. We certainly struggled as a district prior to Scot taking the lead position. One possible explanation for our district’s stability in the past few years may be that so many of our top administrators have children in the same schools they are tasked with making successful. Saline Schools are filled with caring administrators, teachers and staff who work hard to see that our kids have every opportunity to succeed.
It is our turn to give back collectively. This November 5th is an election day. The ballot is small, but it is important that we take the time to vote YES on the Saline Area Schools Operating Millage Renewal for Non-Homestead property.
Here are some of the facts:
· Millage has been approved since 1994
· Amount collected will remain the same
· Millage will have no cost impact on homeowners
· Non-homestead property includes commercial/industrial properties, apartment buildings, rental homes, vacation homes and some vacant land
· If the millage was not renewed, the District would lose approximately $7.9 million each year or the equivalent of operating budget for two elementary buildings
Please take a few minutes on November 5th to show your support for the work done each day at SAS to not only protect our children but to protect our property values and community.