On May 3 voters will have the opportunity to approve or deny a $45 million bond proposal that, if approved, would result in a number of additions, improvements and renovations at Greenville Public Schools.
Earlier this year, the Board of Education voted unanimously to pursue a new bond proposal to the tune of $45,230,000.
The Yellow Jacket Challenge returned for the first time since 2019 starting at Greenville Middle School on Sunday — with the race finishing at the 30-yard-line on the southern end of Legacy Field.
After the snowy conditions in 2019, the weather, mid-70s with a steady breeze, turned out to be fair for running conditions, leading to some fast times. Rain did hit the course throughout the race, and thunderstorms rolled in, putting a literal damper on the end of the event — but not the spirit of the day, especially in race director Penny Dora’s eyes.
On May 3, voters in the Ionia Public Schools district will be asked to vote “yes” to restore the non-homestead operating millage to its original 18 mills — and return the district to full per-pupil funding.
It’s the voters’ opportunity to help to build a strong future for the Ionia area, which includes healthy schools, said Board of Education President Danielle Yokom.
Eric Hart does his calisthenics with the whole Walnut Hills Elementary Hills Running Club just as any 10-year-old would.
His left arm reaches down his left leg, stretching out the back muscles; the same motion on the right. Pulling his arms across his body the opposite way, this one to stretch out the arms and shoulders. Moving down the length of the Greenville High School gym in groups of five to get the feeling of running in the mind.
Belding Area Schools officials are hoping voters will say “yes” on May 3 to a $21.5 million tax neutral bond with no increase to the current millage rate.
If approved, the bond would fund safety and security improvements, overall infrastructure, climate control, parking and transportation, as well as provide new places to play. Voters would not see a millage increase, just continued maintenance of the district’s current seven-year levy.