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Parent Alert:

A student reported a suspicious vehicle in the area this morning.  Please read the following letter from the Superintendent:

Stranger Danger Letter 9-27-2016

Welcome to Richmond Community Schools

Richmond Community Schools provides a high quality education that empowers students to be successful in a global community.  In other words, Richmond Community Schools is committed to students graduating as fully functioning adults, ready to participate in a global economy and ready to take on the challenges that will confront them.

Our comprehensive course offerings to meet the needs of every students.  From advance placement courses to targeted intervention classes, Richmond Community Schools has what every student need.

Richmond Community Schools focus is on Guaranteeing Learning for All Students!  The continuous school improvement process is organized around the concepts and principles of a Professional Learning Community (PLC), where student achievement is our #1 focus.

We look forward to our partnership to help your child reach their full potential! 



Notice: Board of Education Meeting
The Richmond Community Schools Board of Education will hold a  Regular Meeting on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  in the Media Center of the Richmond High School located at 35320 Division Road, Richmond, MI 48062

Telephone Number of Principal Office of Board of Education: (586) 727-3565

Board Minutes are located in the Principal Office of the Board of Education (35276 Division, Richmond, Michigan 48062).

Kristine Furtaw
Secretary, Board of Education

Click Here for List of Scheduled Monthly Meetings for 2016

Click Here for Meeting Notice for Regular Meeting

CLICK HERE for the Regular Board Agenda

Non-Homestead Millage RENEWAL Election
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

What is non-homestead property?
Non-Homestead refers to commercial, business, owners of rental properties, vacant land and second-home properties.  By law, almost all school districts are entitled to seek voter approval to levy 18 mille on such property.  In fact, in order for the school district to receive its full pupil foundation allowance from the State, the district must levy 18 mills.

Will the taxes on my home increase?
NO!  Since the adoption of Proposal A in 1994, school funding was structured to include an 18 mill non-homestead tax that requires periodic renewal.  Industry, rental, vacant land and second-home property owners will pay taxes to support educational programming within the community in which they are located.

Will the taxes on non-homestead property such as local businesses increase?
NO!
  The authorized non-homestead millage for Richmond Community Schools s schedule to expire in 2017.  Without a renewal, our pupil funding level will drop to the lowest in the county, resulting in a $2.7 million annual loss to the district's operational budget.

If the proposal is defeated, will mu homeowner taxes go down?
NO! 
If the proposal is defeated, the millage rate for homeowners will not be reduced.  Taxes on industry, rentals, and second-home properties would be reduced by 18 mills.

What is this money used for?
The money the district received from the non-homestead millage supports the annual operating budget, or the day-to-day operations of the school district.  Classroom supplies, textbooks, equipment, utilities, transportation, staff, athletics, etc. are all paid from the operational budget.

Key facts to remember:
1. Will not increase taxes.
2. Is an existing 18 mills levy on commercial, business and rental properties in the school district.
3. Has no impact on homeowner's property taxes
4. Provided $2.7 million dollars or 20% of the operating funds for Richmond Community Schools
5. Is required to receive full foundation allowance established by the State.
6. Is funding that goes directly to the District to help pay operational cost to educate students.


Technology Update

Click here to view a letter from the Superintendent regarding laptops.

Click here to view the laptop insurance enrollment information.

Website Content Filter
If you feel a website that is currently available to students should be blocked or would like to request the opening of a blocked website please fill out the form at the link below.  Thank you for your continued partnership in our new 1:1 initiative. 

Website Block/Unblock Request Form

YouTube
To help prepare high school students for the new SAT they will be taking this fall, Richmond Community Schools will make YouTube available to 9-12 grade students beginning Monday, November 9, 2015.


SUMMER SCHOOL
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Non-Discrimination Statement

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972, Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, and Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1977, it is the policy of the Richmond Community School District that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion ,military status, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age (except as authorized by law,) height, weight, or marital status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination during any program, activity, service or employment. Inquiries related to any nondiscrimination policies should be directed to the Superintendent, 35276 Division Road, Richmond, MI 48062, (586) 727-3565.

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