2018-06-28 / Local News


Coverage of the Northport School 2018-19 budget stated that the public school district’s healthy fund balance - some $2.7 million earlier this month - resulted from “Federal Impact Aid.” Actually, in Leelanau County allocations of Federal Impact Aid are only received by Glen Lake and Leland school districts because a portion of each district is owned by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. In Northport, property taxes paid by home owners who do not reside full-time in the district account for a majority of the district’s revenue.

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