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November 7 Bond Information

Some Basic Facts
The primary purpose of the November 7th bond proposal is to build and update school facilities for this generation and the next. 

® Our buildings are over 60 years old; we spend approximately $1 million/year more on maintenance than our neighboring districts. 

® We have over $24 million in critical repairs needed.  It’s time we do more than patch/repair.

 

The goals are to enhance student safety and security, increase efficiency to lower costs, upgrade technology and infrastructure, and purchase buses when they reach the end of their useful lives. This will improve the education of all students and district quality for all residents.

 

If approved by voters, the bond proposal will assure our facilities operate efficiently, match current and projected student enrollment, and are on par with neighboring school districts.  

 

 

The bond projects fall into seven basic categories:

¨ Construction of a new elementary and early childhood school to house current Peck Elementary students and youngsters in the Early Childhood Center (ECC) program, located behind Center Line High School.

¨ Renovations and new construction at the Early Childhood Center (formerly Ladd Elementary).  Roose Elementary students will be relocated to this “new Roose” in 2021.

¨ Improvements to Crothers Elementary, including the addition of a new cafeteria and gym (2023).

¨ Renovations at Center Line High School and Wolfe Middle School (including roof repairs, installation of new technology, and upgrades to the CLHS auditorium and pool).

¨ Relocation of administration to Wolfe Middle School and demolition of Follbaum Administration Building.

¨ Roof replacements and other improvements at Peck Elementary.  When completed, this school will be used to house the Homeschool Partnership and Academy 21 students beginning in 2023.

¨ Replacement of school buses as they reach the end of their useful lives.

 

Things to Know

  • If voters approve the 25-year bond proposal, the current tax rate will increase by 4.9 mills, or about $5/week for a person living in a $100,000 home. When home values go up, the number of mills required will decrease.
  • The bond proposal on the November 7 ballot will affect every CLPS student and every CLPS school and will help us catch up with neighboring districts.
  • Center Line Schools has the lowest bond debt in Macomb County at just over $16.6 million; Warren Woods has $47 million, Fitzgerald $68.6 million, and Van Dyke $79.6 million.
  • All bond proposal projects are designed to reflect positively on property values and the community’s positive reputation, and are aligned with the district’s strategic improvement plan.
  • All bond revenue stays here in the CLPS district.  None of it can go to salaries.
  • You can register to vote for this election up until Oct. 10.  Registering to vote does not place you on a list for jury duty; potential jurors are selected randomly from the State of Michigan Driver's License list and Personal Identification Cardholder list. Absentee ballots will be available September 23.

     

 

Voting Facts

When is the election?
The election is on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

Who can vote?
School district residents who are registered to vote before October 10 can vote in this election. You can register to vote at any Secretary of State office or the Clerk’s office where you reside.

Where can you vote?
You can vote at your school district precinct.

What can you do if you will be unavailable to vote on Nov. 7?
Registered voters can cast an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots will be available at the Clerk’s office after September 23.

What’s the cost of the bond proposal?
If voters approve the bond proposal, residents living in a $100,000 home will pay less than $5 more per week in property taxes.

Questions?
Call or email Superintendent Eve Kaltz at 586-510-2004 or  kaltze@clps.org.