Vestaburg Community School

2019 Bond Proposal

May 7, 2019

On May 7, 2019 voters in the Vestaburg Community School district will be asked to vote on a bond proposal to continue addressing our facility needs. The upcoming proposal comes as the result of many years of hard work by the Board of Education and staff creating a long-term strategic plan identifying current and future needs of district facilities. Upon reviewing the results of our survey, it has been decided to address immediate, essential needs for our schools. Therefore, the Board of Education is asking for an increase of 1.6 mills that would generate approximately $2,180,000 to support these district needs.
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What is a Bond?

Bonds are one of the most common ways for school districts to fund construction of new buildings or renovate and repair current facilities. In a school bond election, these measures are placed on the ballot by district school boards to be approved or defeated by the voting public. The bond funds can only be used for the items and purposes expressed on the ballot.

Tax Impact

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Facility Projects

Transportation Upgrades

Currently, we have a fleet of eight (8) buses that are in use daily, with the newest addition from 2008, and reaching the end of their useful life period. The bond funds would be used to purchase up to four (4) replacement school buses to update our fleet.

Roof Replacement

Most of the facility’s roof is beyond its life expectancy and needs updating and replacement to resolve current leaking issues. Additionally, the most recently updated sections are nearing their 10 to 15-year warranty expiration and will need to be updated in the next five (5) to 10 years. After cost analysis, it has been concluded that it is most effective to support an extended warrantied roof that will serve the facility for the next 40 or more years.

Roof plan of work to be accomplished

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High School Gymnasium

The current bleachers are in need of replacement. The original wood is deteriorating thus requiring us to replace several boards each year costing hundreds per board. Additionally, they are not up to the current American with Disabilities Act standards.

Voting Information

When do we vote?

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Where do we vote?

Vote in your usual polling place for local, state, and national elections. Visit www.michigan.gov to locate your polling place or to register to vote

Who can vote?

Any registered voter living in the Vestaburg Community School district

Absentee Voting

Visit www.michigan.gov/vote to request an absentee ballot or ask for one at your Township or County Clerk’s office. Ballots will be available March 23, 2019

Reminder...

The last day to register to vote in this election is April 8, 2019