Lakeview Community Schools voters said yes to a $33.6 million zero mill bond today which will fund security and tech improvements, new school buses, improvements to athletic fields, facilities, driveways and parking areas and more.
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Please vote “yes” on the school bond proposal in your district — Belding, Greenville or Lakeview. Students across the counties need your vote for a safe, healthy and rigorous learning environment in their schools.
When voters in the Lakeview Community Schools district go to the polls on May 3, they’ll be asked whether to approve a bond for school improvements that won’t cost taxpayers more in new taxes.
For those who have questions regarding the bond, there will be an informational meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the high school media center.
March is National Reading Month and the Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education heard a presentation at Monday’s meeting about encouraging high school students to become lifelong readers.
Lakeview High School Spanish teacher Delaina Friedman noted people typically think of March is Reading Month being related to the elementary school, where it is “a big deal.”
Lakeview voters will decide whether to support a bond issue for school repairs and upgrades at a special election on May 3 — and it won’t call for new taxes.
The Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education approved a resolution on Monday evening to ask voters whether to approve a bond project “consisting of remodeling, including security improvements to, furnishing and refurnishing and equipping and re-equipping school buildings and facilities; acquiring and installing instructional technology and instructional technology equipment for school buildings; purchasing school buses; and developing and improving athletic fields and facilities, driveways, parking areas, and sites.”
The Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education voted to move forward Monday with a $33.6 million bond proposal for repairs and upgrades, and to ask voters to approve a zero-mill increase next May.
Parent and Facilities Steering Committee member Jeff Rosenberger presented the committee’s findings to the school board. He recapped the genesis of the list of projects, which included identification by Kingscott Architects and Owen-Ames-Kimball Co., a construction management firm, through a needs assessment and in collaboration with the district’s facilities and maintenance staff. The steering committee then reviewed the list to determine what could be accomplished with a zero-mill bond.
The Lakeview Community Schools Board of Education will learn more about a proposed $33.6 million plan for repairs and upgrades to the district’s buildings and properties at its meeting tonight.
The board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. in the Lakeview High School Media Center.
Lakeview Community Schools is seeking community input ahead of a possible bond proposal to support school repairs and upgrades, and has scheduled two forums next week to solicit feedback.
The community input forums will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday in the Lakeview High School cafeteria.
Lakeview High School students in the 8th though 12th grades will move to virtual learning, beginning today and running through Oct. 18, amid concerns over a significant increase of COVID-19 cases.
Lakeview Community Schools Superintendent Kelly Nielsen made the announcement in a communication sent home to students and families Friday. She explained that the district is seeing a spread of COVID-19 “throughout classrooms and extra-curricular teams.”
A total of 100 students in the Lakeview Community School district received new backpacks and supplies when they started school in August, thanks to the efforts of one Lakeview High School senior.
Jaylynn Hiler began a Back-to-School Backpack Drive in July in which she created an Amazon wish list and asked community members and family to donate school supplies and bags. The project was part of Hiler’s community service for her role in the Miss Pure International Teen organization — 30 bags were donated to Lakeview Elementary School, 30 to the high school and 40 to the middle school.