Macomb School District Levy Increase (November 2011)

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A Macomb School District Levy Increase measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the Macomb school district area which is in Macomb and Oakland Counties.

This measure was defeated in both counties.

  • YES 59,630
  • NO 65,283 Defeatedd[1]


  • YES 388 (39.11%)
  • NO 604 (60.89%)Defeatedd[2]

This measure sought to increase the current school levy by a rate of $1.20 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further twenty years in order to continue to pay for special education programs in the school district.[3] Officials estimated that the tax increase could have raised up to $27.5 million per year for school needs.[4]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes which may be imposed on taxable property in the Macomb Intermediate School District, Michigan, be increased by 1.2 mill ($1.20 per thousand dollars of taxable value) for a period of twenty (20) years, 2011 to 2030, inclusive, as new additional millage to provide operating funds to enhance other state and local funding for local school district special education operating purposes? It is estimated that 1.2 mill would raise approximately $27.5 million when first levied in 2011.[5]