LANSING, Mich. — The last time voters were asked to consider a bond was in 2000, now a new bond is on the table.
Holt Public schools will be voting on a $148 million bond proposal on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Over the next 8 years, the proposal aims to improve infrastructure, safety, and learning environments.
Holt superintendent, David Hornak says that if the proposal is approved, students in grade 5 would be able to return to elementary buildings, while middle school buildings would be occupied by students in grades 6 through 8.
“While each building in this proposal will receive significant upgrades, this particular bond proposal emphasizes projects at the elementary level which include rebuilding two elementary schools at the opposite end of the district,” says Hornak.
The bond will also allow the high school to become a 9-12 grade building, which at the moment Hornak says is only occupied by grades 9-11.
“As a core function of the school district, we try to best position our buildings and grade configurations to impact student outcomes and improve student behaviors.”
In a press release from Holt Public Schools, they mentioned the proposal would allow for the North campus to become an Innovation Center which will be used for Robotics courses, Energy Fundamentals courses, Aviation courses, and more.
The superintendent believes this is a strong step toward making sure students have a sense of belonging.
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