Official ballot language
What are we getting for $3.9 million?
- Replace Building Roof
- Purchase New Buses
- Replace Several Deteriorating Exterior Doors
- Hazardous Material Abatement
- Install Emergency Gas Shut-off
- Interlock our Fire Doors with Alarms
- Install Emergency Battery Exit Signs
- Install Exterior Lights for Playground
- Install Visual Alert Strobes for Emergencies
- Install Energy Efficient Windows
- Bring Restrooms up to Code
- Place Plumbing Fixtures
- Replace Worn Flooring
- Equip Classrooms for State Mandated Assessments
- Bring Locker Rooms up to Code
- Replace Oldest Original Hall Lockers
- Replace Some Obsolete Student Desks
- Upgrade Electrical System
- Replace Heat Circulating Pumps
- Replace Inefficient Light Fixtures
- Replace Gym Heating Units
- Replace Roof HVAC Unit
- Replace Failing Cooler and Freezer in Kitchen
- ADA and Safety Concrete Replacement
What will my increase in property tax look like?
Use the chart below to estimate your expected increase in property tax. For a more specific estimation, please use the Tax Calculator.
Property Tax Table
Market Value Taxable Value Monthly Increase $ 40,000 $ 20,000 $ 2.50 $ 50,000 $ 25,000 $ 3.13 $ 60,000 $ 30,000 $ 3.75 $ 70,000 $ 35,000 $ 4.38 $ 80,000 $ 40,000 $ 5.00 $ 90,000 $ 45,000 $ 5.63 $ 100,000 $ 50,000 $ 6.25 $ 120,000 $ 60,000 $ 7.50
Questions and Answers
What is a bond proposal?
A bond proposal asks voters to approve the sale of bonds. When the bonds are sold, they generate revenue for district improvements.
Why is the school district seeking bond money at this time?
With state-wide economic downturn, schools have not been funded adequately to cover all operational expenses. The bond funding will enable us to provide needed infrastructure, technology, and life-saving improvements to our facilities without depleting our general fund.
Can the bond money be used for salary increases?
No! All money generated from this bond issue will be used ONLY for the building and equipment improvements. All bond proceeds are audited by an independent auditor and certified to the State of Michigan.
Why are two different millage rates listed on the ballot?
This is required under the law. The two millage rates listed are 1.50 mills and 2.97 mills. The 1.50 mills is the increase over what taxpayers are currently paying. The 2.97 mills is the average millage of this new debt over the next 12 years. This means the millage on the new debt will go up or down over the next 12 years to average 2.97 mills, but will never amount to more than 1.50 mills over what taxpayers currently pay on existing debt.