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Branch School District Levy Increase (August 2012)

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A Branch School District Levy Increase measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the Branch school district, which is in Branch County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 2,577
  • NO 4,121 Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current school levy by a rate of $.62 per $1,000 of assessed value for a further five years in order to continue to pay for educational services for students with disabilities in the district.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the 4.45 mills limitation (currently reduced to 3.8240 mills as required by the Headlee amendment to the Michigan Constitution of 1963) on the annual property tax previously approved by the electors of Branch Intermediate School District, Michigan be increased by .626 mill ($0.626 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for the education of students with a disability for five (5) years, 2012 through 2016, inclusive; the estimate of the revenue the intermediate school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2012 is approximately $695,179 from local property taxes authorized herein?[3]


  1. Branch County Clerk, Current Election Results (dead link)
  2. Branch County Clerk, August Proposal List (dead link)
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.