How will bond affect community?

Dear Members of Spring Lake Public Schools Board of Education, Was any thought given by the Board as to how the School Bond vote on November 5 will affect our community?
Oct 4, 2013

Did you consider the retired who are residents, those on fixed incomes, widows who live on their husbands’ pensions, families on government assistance and even families who rent who will probably have a rent increase?  

    We live in a very generous community and care greatly about the education of our children as evidenced by our present scholastic standings.   By asking taxpayers to vote “YES”,  you, as a school board, are in effect holding our community hostage for 30 years to pay  a debt reaching $60,000,000! 

       Will “UPGRADES OF THE  HIGH SCHOOL” that include “STADIUM LIGHTS” and “NEW EVENT AND STUDENT PARKING LOT” really enhance any  student’s academic success?   These will benefit a specific group .  They can have these benefits by working together to keep the cost affordable for all taxpayers. 

My suggestions for accomplishing this are as follows:

1.  Community Residents could buy one or more square yards of SYNTHETIC TURF.  By working together we could cover GRABINSKI STADIUM!

2.  Let’s have some Community Fund Raiser Hot Dog Roasts before football games.  Those nights, add an extra dollar on tickets and hot dogs (Seniors pay, too). All proceeds would go to the NEW PRESS BOX .  We could buy the NEW PRESS BOX in one evening and maybe get started on the STADIUM LIGHTS!

3.  How about a fund raising Christmas Concert with our very own musicians?  Hot chocolate, candy canes and Christmas Cookies provided by the retired residents?

    If we work together as a community we can keep our traditions without holding the community hostage for thirty years!  Our community should expect strong, creative and transparent leadership from Spring Lake Public Schools Board of Education!


Sylvia Ruscett
Spring Lake Township



There are plenty of volunteer opportunities over there at the SL schools, lady. Bring 'em some of your cookies.

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