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Okemos Schools Asks Voters for $24.9 million dollar bond

Posted: 2:27 PM, May 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-04 14:27:28-04
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OKEMOS, Mich. — In 2017, the Okemos Public Schools began an extensive and collaborative process to assess the current technology, security, capital outlay, transportation and facility needs throughout our district. After a two-year process, the Board of Education voted to address the highest priority needs by calling for an election on a $24.9 million dollar bond proposal for consideration by our voters.

On May 7th, voters in the Okemos community will weigh in on this comprehensive ballot proposal which impacts many areas of need across the district. If approved, major projects in the proposal would:

- replace student “1 to 1” learning devices and classroom technology
- increase and upgrade security measures in our schools
- install new fire alarm systems
- purchase flexible learning furniture in classrooms
- eliminate inequity by providing air conditioning to all students
- gradually replace our aging bus fleet and allow us to add route(s)
- renovate common area bathrooms across the district
- expand capacity at the elementary level, by adding classrooms to Bennett Woods
- replace and upgrade technology for our community Senior Center
- and allow the district to meet these needs, while preserving the district’s limited general fund for student programming.

For additional information on the proposal, please visit the district’s website at https://www.okemosk12.net , and click on the “Bond Proposal” link at the top of the page. The website contains an informational video that provides greater detail of the bond proposal, answers to other frequently asked questions, and background information for our community.

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