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 Traverse City Area
Public Schools
412 Webster Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

2014 Millage Renewal - November 4

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, TCAPS will request a renewal of its long-standing non-homestead operating millage.

  • It is not paid by most taxpayers and those who do pay would see no change to their current tax rate
  • It is a property tax on most second homes and businesses
    • 0 mills on homesteads
    • 18 mills on non-homesteads
  • It has been in place since 1999 and is required to receive the state’s full foundation allowance per pupil
  • It provides approximately 36% (or 1/3) of TCAPS’ annual operating budget
  • Without it, TCAPS cannot fully operate

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Fall Conferences Begin in October

Fall parent / teacher conferences will be held in October and November. View individual school dates and times below:

Furniture & Equipment Sale

Friday, October 24 - Noon to 5 PM

TCAPS will hold its next sale of obsolete furniture and equipment on Friday, October 24, at the TCAPS Maintenance Warehouse, 1180 Cass Road. Items for sale include office furniture, kitchen equipment, classroom desks, pianos and much more. The sale is open to the public. 

7th Annual Downtown Turkey Trot for Charities

Register Now for the Thanksgiving Day 5K Walk/Run or 5 Miler

Register Now!Sign up now for the UpNorth Media Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot for Charity. The November 27th 5K Walk/Run and 5 Miler race courses begin at 9 AM at the TCAPS Thirlby Field Stadium and run through downtown TC. Canned good donations will be accepted at the event to support the TCAPS and Saint Francis food pantries. Dog food and pet supplies will be accepted to help support H.A.N.D.S. All event proceeds go to local charities and TCAPS' Learning, Enrichment and Athletic Program.

Great Things Are Happening at TCAPS!
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Become A Partner in Education Click here for more information about TCAPS' Partner in Education - PIE Program

TCAPS is deeply grateful for the gifts of time, talent, and treasure shared by community members to enrich and inspire student learning. It is our privilege to serve children, families, and our community. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children.

TCAPS' Partner in Education program is designed to provide local businesses and organizations an opportunity to support education in a meaningful way. There are many ways to become a TCAPS Partner. Learn more:

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