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White Pigeon schools seek bond millage for equipment, technology upgrades

The bond millage would be used to pay for purchasing new buses, equipment, furniture and other items.


Posted on May 1, 2014 at 7:04 a.m.

WHITE PIGEON, Mich. — White Pigeon Community Schools are asking their voters to approve a one mill bond millage this Tuesday, May 6.

The millage proposal will be used to upgrade the bus fleet with the purchase of five new buses. It will also be used to purchase new equipment and furniture to upgrade classrooms and common areas, such as student desks and furniture, white boards, playground ground surface material, band and music furniture, band instruments and at Central elementary a new stage curtain and side gym baskets.

To improve security at both school buildings a purchase of advanced video surveillance equipment is also planned along with updating technology. The technology will include new cabling and data networking, wireless access points, desktop computer replacement, mobile devices for student use, computer lab upgrades, student response systems, bring-your-own-device capability and audio enhancement systems.

The cost for a home valued at $100,000 will be an increase of $50 per year for five years.

It is a millage in addition to the sinking fund that was approved in May of 2012.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters will cast ballots at their home township offices.




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