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Strengthening our schools strengthens our future workforce and develops and attracts strong talent right here in West Michigan and our district. Approval of the Strong Schools Strong Communities millage, and the revenue it provides, will allow us to expand opportunities, like early college programs, and support for students. Local districts will be able to expand career training for students through job shadows, internships, apprenticeships and even long-term mentorships. Plus, we'll be able expose students to the world of work through field trips and tours of local businesses, and bring business representatives into our classrooms to speak with students. In order to reach students on an ongoing basis, we'll also make training available for teachers that focuses on how to incorporate the skills employers are looking for into what they teach in the classroom. We'll also be able to retain and/or hire the teachers and others necessary to give all students the support they need to keep them in school.

Thank you to our voters for approving the Strong Schools, Strong Communities enhancement millage!