The State of Michigan’s School Bond Loan Fund is currently available and will keep the millage increase at a minimum. This program funding will run out in 2014. What does this mean? The requested bond would increase the millage by only 0.569 now, as opposed to 4.97 if we wait until later when, inevitably, money will still be necessary.
Our elementary schools are aging and will need exponentially more repairs and maintenance. Our athletic fields are scattered and inadequate. Our technology is in the slow lane. And perhaps most importantly, our children’s and staff’s safety and security is in jeopardy. We cannot imagine how many hot dog roasts would be needed to raise the cash to keep our children thriving and advancing.
How can one “vote NO for the children’s sake,” as some signs ask?? We are asking for a YES vote in support of our children AND our future. Now is the bargain time to do this, Lakers. Don’t miss the boat!
— Molly Crissman and Jim Walters, Spring Lake Township