Grand Ledge school officials held an open meeting Monday night to explain to voters why they’re being asked to approve nearly 150 million dollars in bonds in November.
Two different bond proposals will appear on the ballot.
The first – asking for more than 118 million dollars – would improve the buildings, technology and bus fleet of the district.
The second – for almost 30 million dollars – will go toward athletics and art facilities.
The district has held about a dozen meetings – trying to make sure the public knows why officials think that money is needed.
“We’ve gotten great feedback but we started with community and parent groups so all the things that we’ve included in the bond really came from the community itself,” explained Grand Ledge Superintendent Dr. Brian Metcalf. “Iit was not developed from the board, it was not developed by the administration, it really was kind of from the ground up.”
The next informational meeting on these proposals is scheduled for September 26.