On November 8, 2016 voters in the Comstock Public Schools district were asked to vote on a proposal to renew the non-homestead operating millage on property such as apartment buildings, rental homes, vacation properties, some vacant land, as well as commercial and industrial properties.
Voters approved this millage request by a vote total of 4,279 "Yes" votes to 2,108 "No" votes. This millage will provide about 4.2 million dollars yearly, which amounts to 22% of our annual operating budget.
Comstock's superintendent speaks to the Public Media Network about what's happening in Comstock in the November, 2016 installment of Superintendent Roundtable. Fast-forward to the 20 minute mark to hear him speak about the millage issue, or watch the whole episode to get caught up on what our district is planning for our future, which is brighter thanks to our community's YES vote.
Voters also elected several new members to the Comstock Board of Education. Matt Schreiner, Dr. Richard Hathaway, and Jeff Van Goye were elected to serve out a 2-year term on the board. Pamela Dickinson, Dr. Brandy Brown, and Karen Howes earned 4-year terms on the school board.