On May 2, Flint voters will be asked to renew the Flint Community Schools’ operating millage that was passed in 2009 to ensure better long-term financing and stability for the district.

The millage is non-homestead and would levy 18 mills on all industrial, commercial and other non-homestead properties in the City of Flint. As a renewal, it is not a new tax. Flint homeowners would not be affected.

Funding from the millage goes toward standard operations within the district, including teachers, transportation, security, infrastructure, facilities and athletics, and is commonplace in every community throughout the state.

If approved by voters on the May 2017 ballot, the millage would begin in 2020 and extend to 2039. The operating millage is standard procedure, not related to any new facilities or construction.