FEAS BOND 2021 FAQ
How would the bond proposal impact my property taxes?
What is a bond proposal, and how can funds from a bond be spent?
What are the key focuses in this bond proposal?
Would the approval of the bond proposal have any impact on our current operational budget?
Why a bond proposal now, and what is the importance of the bond proposal?
How would I know the bond funds would be spent the way they are supposed to be spent?
I'm concerned about my younger Middle School student mingling with older High School students. How does the district plan to address this?
Grades 7-8 have been in the Junior High - High School building since the 1990s. The proposed reconfiguration would not happen for two more years and allows for the district to reimagine the Middle School experience, which is different than the High School experience. The district does not intend to just move a grade to the other building to address elementary school capacity/lack of space. The administration and staff are committed to the Middle School concept to support the student population in grades 6-8 through the following:
How much money would the bond proposal generate?
How does the district's tax rate compare to neighboring school communities?
Would money from the bond proposal be used to pay teachers' salaries and benefits?
Are owners of property in the school district eligible to vote if they do not reside in the school district?
Owners of property are only eligible to vote if that property is their homestead residence. To be eligible to register to vote, you must be:
A Michigan resident (at the time you register) and a resident of your city or township for at least 30 days (when you vote).
A United States citizen.
At least 18 years of age (when you vote).
Not currently serving a sentence in jail or prison.
How do I register to vote?
Visit Michigan.gov/vote to register to vote online. It is recommended by the Secretary of State to register by mail by October 18, 2021, to participate in the November 2, 2021, election. Individuals may also register in-person at their local clerk's office through November 2, 2021, with the required documentation. For assistance in obtaining the address of your local clerk, visit Michigan.gov/vote.
How is an absentee voter ballot obtained?
If I rent a house, can I vote?
Where and when will the vote occur?
What are the key dates leading up to the Tuesday, November 2, 2021, election day?
When will the millage for this proposal first be levied, if approved by voters?
Is the district going to immediately issue $13,075,000 of bonds?
Is the bond millage rate expected to be the same for the next 18 years?
What is the term of the bond?
Are businesses and second homes (non-homestead) and primary homes (homestead) treated the same regarding bond millage?
What is the ballot language?
The following is for informational purposes only:
(Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited, and the proceeds cannot be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries, or other operating expenses.)