CCS Board Approves Bond Proposal
Clarkston Community Schools’ Board of Education approved placing a $75,980,000 bond proposal on the August 2016 General Primary Election at their meeting this past Monday, May 9.
This proposal is based on months of research, assessments, surveys and dozens of meetings with various constituent groups. The funds would be spent over the course of five years, allowing for the gradual implementation of a long-term Master Plan for Clarkston Community Schools.
All school buildings would receive remodeled, secure entryways, and pedestrian and vehicle traffic challenges would be addressed and improved to create safer environments for students, staff and visitors.
All schools would receive building and site improvements. Roofs, boilers, plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems along with cabinetry, casework and equipment would be updated or replaced, extending the life of the District’s school buildings, and enhancing energy efficiency and improving air quality. Updated classroom furnishings and targeted remodeling would create collaborative learning spaces in every educational facility to meet the needs of 21st century education.
Technological infrastructure and equipment improvements would increase access for students and staff, providing flexible tools to meet the needs of all learners.
If approved, the current millage rate is expected to stay the same, extending the term of the district’s current bonds.
Additional information is available at each school building. Community forums open to the public will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at 7 p.m.; Monday, June 20 at 1 p.m.; and Tuesday, July 19 at 5 p.m.