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My Town: Voters approve upgrade funding for Spring Lake and Grand Haven schools
My Town: Voters approve upgrade funding for Spring Lake and Grand Haven schools

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich.—School districts in Grand Haven and Spring Lake will get the funding they wanted.

Tuesday night, voters in both districts approved every millage and bond proposal on the ballot.

By a vote of 3,600 to 910, Grand Haven Area Public Schools will maintain  the district’s operating millage at 18 mills.     Bond Proposal 1,  which will provide $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, was approved by 3,132 votes to 1,391 votes.   Bond Proposal 2, which will provide $9.69 million to the district for upgrades to athletic facilities, arts facilities, cafeterias, school grounds and purchasing property for schools, also passed by a wide margin- 2,741 votes to 1,777 votes.

Two bond proposals for Spring Lake Public Schools were also passed by voters.  Proposal 1 will 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. That measure passed 2,072 votes to 1,079 votes.  

Proposal 2  will allow Spring Lake Public Schools to borrow $4.47 million to improve athletic facilities and fields and the middle and high school.  Voters approved that measure by a 593-vote margin.

For the entire election results, visit our WZZM 13 homepage here.