Absentee ballots for the March 10, 2020 election are out, and Clarkston Community Schools would like residents to know that the non-homestead millage proposal is on Page 2 of the two-sided ballot.
Mary Ellen Rowe, who manages the district's communications, says that some absentee voters have contacted the Board Office to let them know that the second side of the ballot wasn't immediately noticeable to them. "We're grateful that a few concerned citizens took the time to bring this to our attention," Rowe said. "We have updated our website and social media channels to show voters exactly what to expect on the ballot."
Residents in the Clarkston Community School district who believe they made an error on their absentee ballot may contact the appropriate Township Clerk's Office to void ("spoil") their ballot and obtain a new one. Residents of the City of the Village of Clarkston should contact the City's offices. Voters can request a new ballot in person until 4pm on Monday, March 9. All ballots must be returned by 8pm on March 10.
If approved, the Clarkston Community Schools non-homestead millage restoration will allow the school district to continue to levy 18 mills on all commercial, business, rental properties, vacant land, and second-home properties. This non-homestead millage renewal does not affect property taxes for homeowners (primary home residences).
Please follow the district's Facebook page, visit www.clarkston.k12.mi.us/vote, or call the district's administrative offices at (248) 623-5400 for more information.
And don't forget to flip the ballot over to cast your vote!
About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of nearly 7,100 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Clarkston Community Schools students are well-prepared for a future that excites them, and believe that they can achieve their dreams. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to create a learning environment where students, staff, and families are challenged, healthy, engaged, safe, and supported.
Read more Clarkston Community Schools News at www.clarkston.k12.mi.us/news.
Media Contact: Mary Ellen Rowe, Marketing Director (248) 623-5460.