At a regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Lapeer Community Schools, held Tuesday evening, the Board unanimously approved a no-tax-increase bond proposal that will go to district voters on August 2, 2022.
In the coming days, residents will have access to all bond-related information at LapeerBond.com.
“We are excited for our community to learn about all the much-needed improvements that would be funded by this school bond, and without raising taxes,” said LCS Board of Education President Summer Putnam. “It’s a win-win for our schools and for the community.”
The no-tax-increase bond, if passed, would maintain or slightly decrease the existing millage rate (2.75) which is the lowest in Lapeer County. In 2019, voters rejected a $94.9 million school bond proposal which would have raised the tax rate by 1.94 mills.
“We heard the community loud and clear in 2019,” said LCS Superintendent Matt Wandrie. “There was support for infrastructure, security and the absolute necessities required to operate our programs every day, but the tax increase was a non-starter. We have put together a plan that does not increase the burden on taxpayers but does address the basic needs of our aging facilities.
“It’s a nuts and bolts plan.”
The approved proposal offers voters the opportunity to vote on a no-tax-increase school bond that would provide approximately $44 million in funding for improvement projects across the District (increased security, new paving, roofs, heating and cooling improvements, etc.).
For all school bond information, visit LapeerBond.com.