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On May 4 th Huron School District will place a bond proposal on the ballot Here’s why… what it will do… and what it will cost
<ul><li>Michigan School Bond Election Results </li></ul>May 2009 15 of 21 School District Bond Issues Passed = 71% Success November 2009 12 of 15 School District Bond Issues Passed = 80% Success February 2010 9 of 12 School District Bond Issues Passed= 75% Success
Why is this bond proposal important? <ul><li>Education has to be a top priority for our children to succeed. Despite these very difficult economic times, our children and grandchildren need the best education we can provide. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom and instructional technology is essential to our children’s education and their future success. </li></ul><ul><li>Strong schools attract business investment, create jobs, and—quite simply—build better communities. </li></ul>
What the bond proposal addresses: <ul><li>Elementary school facility and program equity </li></ul><ul><li>Energy efficiency and cost saving improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Safety upgrades </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom and instructional technology </li></ul>
What the bond proposal addresses: <ul><li>Continued opportunities for students </li></ul><ul><li>Student transportation/buses </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom/instructional needs </li></ul>
Bond proposal amou nt 1.59 mills… which will generate $9.8 million
Brown Install additional parking area $75,000 Classroom and instructional technology $100,000
Miller Expand parking, site work and restorations $150,000 Add six classrooms $1,200,000 Gymnasium/cafeteria addition $1,777,500 Convert Gym to Media Center/support offices $250,000 Remodeling to tie in new construction $75,000 New ceilings, lighting and insulation $256,950 Kitchen equipment $10,000 Media Center furniture/fixtures $40,000 Classroom and instructional technology $100,000
Renton Upgrade existing parking and drives $150,000 Remodel shop area to classrooms $100,000 Remodeling to tie in mechanical work $75,000 Install new energy efficiency windows $250,000 Provide AC in remaining classrooms $250,000 Classroom instructional technology $250,000
Huron High Remodel lecture hall $250,000 Upgrade existing parking and drives $100,000 Repair pool walls and deck $500,000 Remodel auditorium fascia $100,000 Theatre lighting replacement $100,000 Classroom and instructional technology $550,000 Athletic field improvements, lighting and bleachers $300,000
Transportation Resurface existing parking area $100,000 Bus replacement $1,200,000
Bond proposal cost Less than $120 per year for a home with a market value of $150,000
Why is this on the ballot? To help our schools stay strong and make our community a place where people want to live.