Reason #1 to support the Washtenaw Special Ed renewal

Strong schools build strong communities
Support the Washtenaw Special Education millage on November 7th!

Reasons to support the special education millage renewal:

No. 1 - Everyone Benefits!

  • The millage raises $15 million for special education in Washtenaw County-area public schools.
  • The special education millage preserves funding for classroom teachers for ALL students in ALL grades.
  • Strong public schools attract businesses, increase property values, and create a vibrant, well-educated community.

About 1 in 7 AAPS students receive some kind of special education services, from full time assistance to once-a-week interventions. Our schools are committed to serving these students - and are required to do so by law - but State and Federal funding covers only about half of our special education costs. The rest would come out of our regular funding if it weren't for dedicated region-wide millages like this one. Combined with other millages, this renewal will help cover nearly all of our schools' special education costs, ensuring that our unrestricted funding is available to serve all students.