Mancelona Public Schools Elementary

MANCELONA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BOND PROPOSAL

VOTE AUGUST 2, 2022

BOND OVERVIEW

QUICK FACTS

Zero

MILL-RATE INCREASE EXPECTED

$19.5 million

FOR DISTRICT IMPROVEMENTS

Aug. 2, 2022

DEADLINE TO VOTE

WHY NOW?

Studies and surveys show quality schools greatly influence whether businesses invest in a community and whether people move there. 

 

Growth means a larger tax base and potentially better property values for homeowners. 

Now is a great time to reinvest in our schools without increasing the millage rate.

On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, voters in the Mancelona Public Schools District will be asked to consider a bond proposal that, if approved, would result in district-wide facility improvements at no expected mill-rate increase. 

The proposal comes as a result of in-depth evaluations by district leaders, staff and community members to create a long-term strategic plan that identifies the current and future needs of district facilities.

Our main priorities are to give our students modern, collaborative learning environments, while enhancing safety and security without increasing the current millage rate

 

IMPROVEMENT PLAN

If supported by voters, this expected millage-neutral bond would positively impact every student and school building, while also expanding programs and opportunities for our community. Here is a brief snapshot of would be included:
 
 

SEE THE NEED

FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS

Every MPS building will receive improvements. Here are some of the main projects:
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Elementary School

  • Improve main entrance security

  • Reconfigure drop-off/pick-up lane 

  • Upgrade fire alarm system

  • Install classroom security hardware

  • Perform kitchen/gym remodel

  • Upgrade technology

  • Upgrade counters, cupboards, etc.

  • Add classroom electrical outlets

  • Remove remaining asbestos floor tiles

  • Replace boilers

  • Replace damaged sidewalks

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High School

  • Improve main entrance security

  • Reconfigure drop-off/pick-up lane 

  • Upgrade fire alarm system

  • Install classroom security hardware

  • Perform kitchen/gym remodel

  • Upgrade technology

  • Upgrade counters, cupboards, etc.

  • Add classroom electrical outlets

  • Remove remaining asbestos floor tiles

  • Replace boilers

  • Replace damaged sidewalks

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Middle School

  • Improve main entrance and daycare security

  • Install classroom security hardware

  • Upgrade technology

  • Replace student lockers

  • Create large room for STEM programing (hands-on learning)

  • Install generator

  • Upgrade counters, cupboards, etc.

  • Add classroom electrical outlets

  • Remove remaining asbestos floor tiles

  • Replace boilers

  • Replace damaged sidewalks

  • Expand St. Johns Avenue parking lot

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Athletics and More

  • Build a field house with locker rooms, restrooms and concessions 

  • Construct restrooms and concessions buildings at baseball and softball fields

  • Improve football field entry and sidewalk near the elementary school entrance

  • Add a generator at the bus garage

  • Continued, planned replacement of aging buses (10 buses over nine-year period)

 
 

REGISTER

Online registration is happening now. If you are not registered to vote, register online or at your local Secretary of State branch office or clerk's office.

RECEIVE

If you are already registered to vote, request an absentee voter ballot application online or at your local clerk's office. The State of Michigan will mail you an absentee ballot.

Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 5 p.m. July 29.

RETURN

Once you receive your absentee ballot, fill it out and send it to your local clerk's office by 8 p.m. Aug. 2, 2022. 

Dates to Remember

Absentee voter ballots mailed: June 18
 

Last day to register in any way other than in-person: July 18

Election Day: Aug. 2