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  • Building our future, together. 2010 Bond Proposal
  • Building our future, together. 2010 Bond Proposal
    • Why are we seeking a bond issue?
    • Growth. We’ve gained more than 600 students in the last five years alone.
    • 2. Our parents and staff want kindergarten returned to elementary buildings and a clear feeder system.
    • 3. Our parents and staff show strong support for greater use of technology K-12th.
  • Building our future, together. What is the district requesting? A $20.275 million bond proposal on May 4 that would require no increase in the current tax rate of 6.63 mills. This proposal is based upon the input we received from hundreds of Zeeland parents, staff, students, and citizens in the fall of 2008. Our original estimate for meeting the district’s needs totaled $27 million. That package has been reduced by about $7 million. 2010 Bond Proposal
  • Building our future, together.
    • The $20.275 million would be used to:
    • Build Phase I of a new elementary school
    • Update district technology, K-12
    • Renovate ECC building for use by tuition-based programs
    • Add cafeteria and learning spaces at Zeeland East, West
    • Relocate offices and improve traffic and parking patterns at New Groningen Elementary and Cityside Middle
    • Install security cameras at all schools
    • Purchase seven new buses
    2010 Bond Proposal
  • Building our future, together. 2009 2329 5,580 Continued growth
  • Phase 1 of new elementary school Cost: $8,500,000 Building our future, together.
  • Phase 1 of new elementary school Cost: $8,500,000 Building our future, together.
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  • Renovation of ECC for use by tuition-based programs: $1,500,000, paid for with low/no interest stimulus funds Building our future, together.
  • Building our future, together. 2010 Bond Proposal
    • Technology plan
    • Provide individual learning devices for more than 4,220 students in grades 3-12.
    • 2. Provide updated computer labs and appropriate learning devices for students in grades K-2.
    • 3. Update audio-visual, networking and wireless components in all classrooms.
    Cost: $5,350,000
  • New Groningen: Relocate office and change parking and bus patterns Cost: $700,000 Building our future, together.
  • New Groningen: Relocate office and change parking and bus patterns Cost: $700,000 Building our future, together.
  • Cityside: Relocate office and change parking and bus patterns Cost: $1,300,000 Building our future, together.
  • Two options for Zeeland East: ZEHS & ZWHS: expand cafeterias & create group learning spaces: $1,825,000 Building our future, together.
  • Two options for Zeeland West: ZEHS & ZWHS: expand cafeterias & create group learning spaces: $1,825,000 Building our future, together.
  • Building our future, together. 2010 Bond Proposal
    • Safety and security
    • Purchase seven new buses
    • 2. Install digital security cameras at all schools and at the transportation building
    Cost for buses and security: $1,100,000
  • Building our future, together. 2010 Bond Proposal
    • What happens next?
    • Zeeland Board of Education votes February 22 whether to place the proposal on the ballot.
    • If approved by Board, bond proposal will be on the ballot Tuesday, May 4, 2010.