Bond Proposals on the Nov. 5 Ballot
Thank you to our community for passing Proposal 1 on Nov. 5, 2019! We would like to sincerely thank the many volunteers who offered their input and assistance throughout our facility planning process. We are forever grateful for your insight and hours and hours of time. And although Proposal 2 did not pass, we will be establishing plans for upgrades to our current pools. Read this letter from Mr. Bearup about the GHS pool. There will be an informational meeting for the swim community on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at 5 p.m. in the GHS auditorium about our pools and upcoming plans for them. Update 11/22/19: Read this update with good news about the GHS pool.
Proposals 1 & 2
There will be two bond proposals on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Proposal 1 would help address long-term growth, class size reduction, dedicated program space, technology, music, security, robotics, air conditioning, transportation and more. Proposal 2 would address our aging, deteriorating pool facilities by creating a natatorium for athletic and community use and repurposing the current pool areas into educational space. Watch this 4-minute overview of the proposals, or for more detailed information about each component, watch these short videos.
October/November 2019 Newsletter
Includes background information and FAQ about the proposals.
Item 5B of the July 15 board meeting minutes outlines the November bond issue.
Use this confidential tax calculator to estimate the costs of Proposals 1 and 2 for you. Be sure to enter the home's taxable value, not market value. This amount is typically about half of the home's value and can be found on your property tax statement.
Where Do I Vote?
Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center.
Request an Absent Voter Ballot
Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason. To request an absent voter ballot, complete the Michigan Absent Voter Ballot Application.
Please note that air conditioning falls under the category of "remodeling, including school security improvements, furnishing and refurnishing, and equipping and reequipping school buildings and facilities" in the ballot language.
Frequently Asked Questions
South Campus Site Concepts
This site diagram by GMB Architecture & Engineering depicts potential building and site relationships of the proposed Robotics & Engineering Center addition, natatorium (community swimming pool complex), and new middle school — all located just south of Grandville High School. We have received extensive input from various breakout groups. If the bond proposals pass, their input will be used to develop detailed designs. As many trees as possible would be preserved. Also, the north-south school drive would not connect to Brookcrest Drive and would not be as close to homeowners' backyards as this diagram suggests.
Below is a PDF of conceptual graphics explaining the bond proposals, to be displayed at their respective schools.