Reason #2 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. 2 - All Students Deserve a Quality Education!

  • About one in seven children in Washtenaw County receives special education services; in AAPS, about one in nine do.
  • Special education covers speech therapy, learning disabilities, hearing and visual impairments, cognitive disorders, and physical limiations. Every student with an individualized education plan (IEP) is receiving services paid for partly by this millage!
  • Special education helps students achieve their highest potential, allowing them to contribute to our communities as productive citizens.

About 1 in 9 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.