A reminder to school families and community members that the first of two Community Forums to share information and answer questions about Northville Public Schools’ Bond 2017 proposal will take place this Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Hillside Middle School Media Center, 775 North Center Street, Northville.
For those unfamiliar with the Hillside facility, building tours have been added beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tours also will be offered during the breakout session portion of the Community Forum.
A second Community Forum – which will cover the same information as the Hillside meeting – is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Meads Mill Middle School Fish Bowl, 16700 Franklin Road, Northville. Again, tours of Meads Mill will be offered beginning at 6:00 p.m. and during the breakout sessions.
The Bond 2017 proposal – which will go before voters in the November 7, 2017 election – would allow the district to upgrade school facilities, enhance existing building security, and provide modern learning environments across the school district. If approved, the $104.85 million bond proposal would result in a ZERO increase in the current debt millage rate for taxpayers.
A comprehensive facilities upgrade and construction program touching every building, the primary purpose of Bond 2017 is to implement the district’s Strategic Vision and Goals, by continuing to provide instructional facilities that support new and emerging educational methods that advance learning conditions for all students to better prepare them for college and the workplace in the future. The bond proposal is the culmination of a two-year facility and infrastructure planning initiative to upgrade the district’s aging buildings to support learner-centered school communities.
For more information about Bond 2017 – including detailed lists of bond projects by building; answers to frequently asked questions about the bond; and voting information – visit the district website at www.NorthvilleSchools.org and click on “2017 Bond Information.” Questions regarding the bond proposal can be emailed to NPS@NorthvilleSchools.org
Also look for the Fall Issue of Connections newsletter to arrive in the mail soon with more details about Bond 2017, as well as articles examining learning in the 21st century and celebrating the work of Northville’s teachers, staff and students.