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.
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.
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.”
With Carson City-Crystal Area Schools voters having approved a bond proposal in Tuesday’s election, district officials are now getting ready to pursue improvements to benefit students and staff alike.
CC-C’s bond proposal passed with 628 “yes” votes to 310 “no” votes. The school district saw an overall 16% voter turnout.