The proposals, as presented to the voters, is a result of Spring Lake Public Schools seeking input from the community and staff through a community survey by EPIC-MRA, a staff survey, a Bond Review Committee and public input sessions. As a result of community input, Spring Lake Public Schools listened and the bond proposals on the May 6th Ballot reflect the community’s and staffs input.
Excellence has always been a trademark of Spring Lake Public Schools (SLPS) and planning for the future needs of students speaks to the continuation of that tradition. Students of today and tomorrow require a learning environment that will provide them with the educational and technology skills to be successful competing for jobs in a global and 21st century economy. Proposal I addresses major renovations and additions to both elementary schools, renovations to the intermediate/middle school and minor upgrades at the high school. Technology upgrades throughout all facilities and bus purchases all support the meeting of student needs to excel. Proposal II addresses improvements to athletic facilities and additional parking to support athletic opportunities for students and SLPS proud “Laker” traditions.
Our community, through SLPS and their outstanding success in academics, the performing arts and athletics, is well recognized throughout the state and the nation. The recent US News & World Report ranking Spring Lake Schools No. 19 in the State of Michigan and 747th in the Nation speaks highly of the District’s commitment to its student and the community. The ranking also brings well earned recognition to the school district and to Northwest Ottawa County where quality of education and quality of community make this such an amazing place to live.
The Spring Lake Public School District is to be commended for listening and responding to the community’s input regarding school improvements. The community asked for choices, they believed SLPS should take advantage of the State of Michigan’s School Bond Fund, they supported increased security at the schools and they opposed new elementary buildings. Proposal I and Proposal II responded to all of those concerns.
The Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg urges the citizens in the Spring Lake Public School District to vote yes on May 6th for Proposal I and Proposal II supporting the District’s traditions of excellence and commitment to the future for students, staff and the community.
The Chamber-Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg