Chamber supports GHAPS proposals

To the Editor: On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, voters in the Grand Haven Area Public Schools district will be asked to consider three extremely important ballot proposals that all support the quality of education that is the hallmark of the Grand Haven Area Public Schools system.
Apr 24, 2014

First is the Non-Principal Residence Renewal which is an annual renewal that means the continuation of over $17.3 million in revenue needed to maintain GHAPS programs and services.

Bond Proposal #1 addresses technology, safety, security, facilities and equipment needs that are necessary to insure all students have access to the tools they will need as they continue their education after high school for as they enter the workplace and that the school environment is safe and secure.

Bond Proposal #2 will provide funding for improved traffic areas at Grand Haven High School and Lakeshore Middle School, district-wide fencing, equipment replacement and improvements to athletic and arts areas of Grand Haven High School.

We all enjoy the successes of GHAPS students as they consistently excel in Science Olympiad, Destination Imagination, athletics, and music and are recognized nationally as one of the top rated school systems in not only the state but the nation.  US News & World Report recently ranked GHAPS No. 25 in the State of Michigan and No. 813 in the United States.  That success comes from the hard work of everyone in the school system, all the parents and volunteers that work tirelessly to ensure students receive a quality education, but also from the support of the voters who understand how important our educational system is to the quality of life we all enjoy.

The Chamber Board of Directors unanimously supports the three proposals supporting Grand Haven Area Public Schools on the May 6th Ballot and urge voters to vote yes.

Joy Gaasch
Chamber of Commerce-Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg




Where can we find out more about proposal 1 and 2, the terms here are very general in description, i would like to see what we are financing ?

Mark Brooky

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