• YOU can help MCAS teachers who are seeking funds for classroom materials/projects. Please search for your favorite school/teacher on one of these sites:
     
     
    adopt a classroom  

    Donors Choose Logo
     

    Michigan City Area Schools  
     
    Shortly after the defeat of the General Fund Referendum for Michigan City Area Schools in the November 2013 election, businesses and community members began asking if they could donate what they would have paid in additional taxes. The answer is... yes! 
     
    Donations to help support the MCAS General Fund may be Mailed to:
     
    Unity Foundation of LaPorte County
    P.O. Box 527
    Michigan City, IN  46361
     
    Checks may be made payable to Unity Foundation of LaPorte County, and please write "MCAS Fund" in the memo line. OR Click here to make a donation online, either through a one-time gift or installments using a credit/debit card. (For recurring payments from checking/savings accounts, please call the Unity Foundation at 219-879-0327.) Upon receiving your donation, you will receive a receipt for tax purposes.
     
    Donations of any amount will be gratefully accepted! Below is a tax calculator to help individuals and businesses determine what you would have paid if the referendum had passed.
     

    In order to use the calculator, you will need to know the GAV - Gross Assessed Value of your property.

    • If you live in LaPorte County, you may find the GAV of your property at the LaPorte County Beacon Website. Enter your last name OR your address in the search engine and click "Search." If several properties appear, find yours and click on the ID. When your property report appears, scroll down the page to the section titled "Valuation" In the section labeled (Assessed Value) choose the most recent "Total" and place in the calculator below.
    • If you live in Porter County, you may find the GAV of your property at the Porter County Property Tax Assessment Website. Enter your last name OR your address in the search engine and click "Submit." If several properties appear, click "Select" next to your property. When your property report appears, click on the link in the center of the page titled "Valuation History." Choose the "Total Value" of the most recent entry and place in the calculator below.