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Bond Proposal Election – May 7, 2013
The Grandville Public Schools Board of Education has placed a $75,205,000 bond proposition on the Tuesday, May 7, 2013 ballot. If approved, this proposal will not result in a millage increase.
What does the bond proposal include?
Click on the links below to learn more about the items included within the bond proposition at each school or category.
Elementary School Improvements
Century Park Learning Center
Grand View Elementary
Middle School Improvements
High School Improvements
Check out this video!
Cost of the Proposal
• The total cost of the bond proposition is $75,205,000. However, if approved, this proposal will not result in a millage increase because the existing bonded debt (for construction of the high school and Century Park Learning Center) expires in 2015.
• If approved, the existing tax levy of 3.2 mills will remain in place. Thus, the annual tax burden will not increase. The bonds will be paid off over 25 years.
• The average millage projected to retire the bonded debt over the 25 year period is 2.57 mills, which is lower than the current millage rate.
What do other districts levy?
Grandville Public Schools currently levies 3.2 mills for the bonds issued to build Grandville High School and Century Park Learning Center. Two years from now, in May 2015, that debt expires. If this bond proposal is approved on May 7, 2013, the millage rate will not increase. Grandville Public Schools will continue its status as having one of the lowest school district debt levies in both Kent and Ottawa counties.
The chart below illustrates the debt levies of nearby school districts.
Election Information & Questions
If you are not yet registered to vote, the last day to register to vote in this election is Monday, April 8, 2013. For information on how to register, please contact your local Clerk’s Office or the Kent County Clerk.