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My Town Spring Lake: District proposes millage hike for school upgrades
My Town Spring Lake: District proposes millage hike for school upgrades

SPRING LAKE, Mich.—Voters are encouraged to visit the polls Tuesday, May 6 to decide two funding proposals by Spring Lake Public Schools.

According to the district website, Proposal I would generate funding for major renovations and additions to Jeffers and Holmes elementary schools.  The proposal would also include renovations to intermediate/middle schools, minor upgrades to the high school and district-wide technology and bus upgrades.

Proposal II would focus on improving Grabinski Stadium, adding turf at the high school for soccer and lacrosse, upgrading practice fields, adding restrooms at the high school tennis courts and creating additional parking.

After voters turned down a bond proposal by the district last November, Spring Lake Public Schools expanded its Internal Review Committee to include community members along with staff and administrators.  The group surveyed community funding priorities to come up with these two updated proposals.

If Proposal I and Proposal II pass, the district millage rate would jump from 6.33 mills to 7.0 mills until 2043.  That would amount to a $5.58 monthly tax increase for homeowners with a home market value of $200,000.  For additional information, visit Spring Lake Public School’s website here.