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Zeeland Ps01 28 10

  1. 1. Building our future, together. 2010 Bond Proposal
  2. 2. Building our future, together. 2010 Bond Proposal <ul><li>Why are we seeking a bond issue? </li></ul><ul><li>Growth. We’ve gained more than 600 students in the last five years alone. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Our parents want kindergarten returned to elementary buildings and a clear feeder system. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Our parents show strong support for greater use of technology K-12th. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Building our future, together. 2010 Bond Proposal 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 and citizens in the fall of 2008. Our original estimate for meeting the district’s needs totaled $27 million but, as you can see, that package has been reduced by about $7 million.
  4. 4. Building our future, together. 2010 Bond Proposal <ul><li>The money would be used to: </li></ul><ul><li>Build Phase I of a new elementary school </li></ul><ul><li>Update district technology, K-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Renovate ECC building for use by tuition-based programs </li></ul><ul><li>Add cafeteria and learning spaces at Zeeland East, West </li></ul><ul><li>Improve traffic and parking patterns at New Groningen Elementary and Cityside Middle </li></ul><ul><li>Install security cameras at all schools </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase new buses </li></ul>
  5. 5. Building our future, together. 2009 2329 5,580 Continued growth
  6. 7. Cost: $8,500,000
  7. 9. Slide 5 Cost: $1,500,000, paid for with low/no interest stimulus funds
  8. 10. Building our future, together. 2010 Bond Proposal <ul><li>Technology plan </li></ul><ul><li>Provide individual computers for more than 4,220 students in grades 3-12. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Provide updated computer labs for students in grades K-2. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Update audio-visual components in all classrooms. </li></ul>Cost: $5,350,000
  9. 11. Cost: $700,000
  10. 12. Cost: $700,000
  11. 13. Cost: $1,300,000
  12. 14. Cost for expansion of ZEHS, ZWHS cafeterias: $1,825,000
  13. 15. Cost for expansion of ZEHS, ZWHS cafeterias: $1,825,000
  14. 16. Building our future, together. 2010 Bond Proposal <ul><li>Safety and security </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase new buses </li></ul><ul><li>2. Install digital security cameras at all schools and at the transportation building </li></ul>Cost: $1,100,000
  15. 17. Building our future, together. 2010 Bond Proposal <ul><li>What happens next? </li></ul><ul><li>Zeeland Board of Education votes February 22 whether to place the proposal on the ballot. </li></ul><ul><li>If approved by Board, bond proposal will be on the ballot Tuesday, May 4, 2010. </li></ul>

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