Vicksburg Schools proposes $15.45M bond

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VICKSBURG, Mich. (WOOD) — Vicksburg Community Schools is asking voters to approve a nearly $15.5 million bond in May.

The proposed 1.5 mill increase on the May 6 ballot would raise $15.45 million for the district. It would cost a homeowner with a $112,000 residence $84 more in taxes each year, according to the district.

The bond would pay for several facility upgrades. Schools need new roofs, the district says, and repairs to electrical and HVAC systems.

Among the planned repairs and renovations, according to the district:

  • Vicksburg High School: Roofing, windows, doors, electrical upgrades, locker room renovations, site lighting, PAC fire curtain replacement, gymnasium fire protection and HVAC upgrades.
  • Vicksburg Middle School: Driveway replacement, site lighting, doors and electrical upgrades.
  • Sunset Lake Elementary: Roof replacement, doors, parking lot upgrades, lighting and electrical upgrades.
  • Indian Lake and Tobey elementary schools: Roof replacement, doors, parking and site lighting and electrical and HVAC repairs.

The bond would raise would fund technology upgrades to “improve access to 21st century learning tools” and security improvements to “improve the education landscape for teachers and students.”

The Vicksburg Board of Education unanimously approved the bond proposal on Feb. 20.

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