West Bloomfield Schools Gear Up for Millage Proposal Question
A building and site sinking fund, paid for with a 10-year, 1.5-mill levy, would help make repairs at schools.
The West Bloomfield School District community is gearing up this week for homework, bus schedules, school lunches, and passing a millage proposal Nov. 6.
An information campaign to inform voters of the building and site sinking fund millage proposal on the general election ballot is underway, said Superintendent Gerald Hill at last week's board meeting.
The 1.5-mill levy ($1.50 per $1,000 of taxable valuation) will, if approved by voters, take place for a 10-year period from July 2013-23. Hill said that passing the millage could generate $2.4 million annually for the district to use primarily on upgrades or repairs, specifically on playgrounds and sporting areas.
"If we don't get that money, we either have to pass bonds and pay interest on the mone, or dip into general operating funds, which would divert money away from the classrooms," Hill said last week.
Hill added that the district's quarterly newsletter, which has been recently printed and distributed, contains one full page worth of information from the district's perspective.