A reminder to school families and community members that a Community Forum to share information and answer questions about Northville Public Schools’ Bond 2017 proposal will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Meads Mill Middle School Fish Bowl, 16700 Franklin Road, Northville. A forum covering the same information also was held at Hillside Middle School on September 27, 2017.
For those unfamiliar with the Meads Mill facility, building tours have been added to the Forum beginning at 6:00 p.m., and also will be offered during the program. The Forum is an opportunity for school families and community members to learn in detail the various components of the bond and get answers to their questions in small group settings. Rather than viewing a formal presentation, those attending will be able to visit various stations covering topics of interest to them including proposed bond projects at individual buildings, facts about school funding, and the impact of the bond on taxpayers if approved.
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.