Clarkston Voters Approve 2022 Bond
On Tuesday, November 8, Clarkston voters went to the polls and voted to approve the Clarkston Community Schools bond proposal for $197,500,000 for district-wide improvements.
“With the passing of this bond, the community has shown they are vested in the future of Clarkston and the continued growth of our community,” said Dr. Shawn Ryan, Superintendent of Clarkston Community Schools. “With new and updated facilities, Clarkston can continue to offer high-quality education in schools that are healthy and safe, which will benefit current and future generations of Clarkston students and families.”
Proposed safety and security improvements include building air quality, providing air conditioning in classrooms, ADA upgrades, door hardware replacements, building card access controls, additional generator circuits for life safety systems, and fire alarm system replacements.
A new Junior High School will be constructed to replace the 63-year-old aging Junior High on the existing site. The new facility will provide larger classrooms to support innovative and collaborative learning, improve ADA accessibility, and improve traffic flow while preserving and updating the current auditorium and construction trades areas. In addition, the bond will address the most critical aging building systems.
“We are truly grateful,” said Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education President Kelli Horst. “The approval of this bond allows us to continue executing our long-term facilities plan. This plan addresses the critical needs of district facilities and will help us better meet the needs of all students and staff.
To learn more about this bond, please visit the district website and watch for future project updates.
About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of over 7,000 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have a virtual academy, an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Clarkston Community Schools students are well-prepared for a future that excites them, and believe that they can achieve their dreams. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to create a learning environment where students, staff, and families are challenged, healthy, engaged, safe, and supported.
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