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My Town: School upgrade proposals up for vote May 6
My Town: School upgrade proposals up for vote May 6

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich.—School districts in Grand Haven and Spring Lake are asking voters to approve a variety of funding proposals when they head to the polls May 6.

Grand Haven Area Public Schools will have three measures on Tuesday’s ballot.  The district is asking voters to approve renewing the district’s operating millage at 18 mills.  Two other bond proposals would go toward school upgrades.  Bond Proposal 1 is for $36 million to help cover the cost of installing new technology, purchasing learning devices, repairing school roofs, purchasing school buses and safety and building upgrades.  Bond Proposal 2 would provide $9.69 million to the district for upgrades to athletic facilities, arts facilities, cafeterias, school grounds and purchasing property for schools.

Two bond proposals for Spring Lake Public Schools are also up for public vote.  Proposal 1 would allow the district to borrow $49.8 million to expand Holmes and Jeffers elementary schools and the middle school, partially remodeling and refurnishing Spring Lake Public Schools’ facilities, purchasing school buses and improve elementary playgrounds. Proposal 2 would allow Spring Lake Public Schools to borrow $4.47 million to improve athletic facilities and fields and the middle and high school.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.  For additional ballot information, visit the Ottawa County website here.