REED CITY — Voters residing in the Reed City Area Public Schools district will have a chance to make their voices heard in the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

On the primary ballot is an operating millage renewal.

"A lot of local issues are decided that affect day-to-day life during the election," said Osceola County Clerk Karen Bluhm.

The renewal proposal would generate approximately $2,051,000 for the school district to be used toward operations, such as salaries, bus operations, maintenance and school supplies. This non-homestead millage would levy 18 mills ($18 for every $1,000 of taxable value) for a period of two years, 2019 and 2020.

The proposed RCAPS millage renewal, which was most recently passed in 2003, would make up more than 13.5 percent of the district's revenue budget.

"It's very important for people to get out and exercise their right to vote," said Mecosta County Clerk Marcee Purcell.

For more information, contact Superintendent Myra Munroe at or RCAPS business manager Jacqueline Gray at