Thursday, May 16, 2013
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools will issue a higher amount than originally planned for the first series of bonds.
Now that Election Day is over and the bond has passed, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools will seek to issue its first series of bonds for a higher amount than originally planned. School Board officials approved a resolution Tuesday, authorizing the issuance of bonds, not to exceed the amount of $80 million -- almost $20 million more than originally planned for the first bond series. In previous information distributed by the district, the first bond series, in the amount of $60.8 million, would be used to pay for the new middle school, all technology infrastructure, a little more than half the classroom technology and a small portion of buses. The second series, estimated to be sold in early 2016, was meant to be in the amount of $53.5 …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The $114.4 million bond issue passed by a whopping 65 percent on Tuesday's election.
As votes were tallied on Tuesday, Plymouth-Canton Community School Board President John Barrett was in Albuquerque, New Mexico, visiting his daughter who is expecting a child any day now. On his way to her house for dinner, a rainbow appeared. "I thought to myself, either the baby is going to be born or the bond passed," he said. "And it turned out the bond passed!" The $114.4 million bond proposal passed with a little more than 65 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Wayne County Clerk. Barrett said he was thrilled, but surprised at the margin. "I'm surprised because I know there was a large last-minute effort by a number of people to put out 'vote no' signs and sent emails out - we were all a little bit worried …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The polls close Tuesday at 8 p.m. and we'll report the election results as they come in.
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools are seeking a $114.4 million bond proposal. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Stay with us all evening for live updates on the outcome. Wayne County Results (All 45 Precincts Reporting) City of Plymouth Plymouth Township 2,409 Canton Township *Results are unofficial
Plymouth and Canton communities will decide whether Plymouth-Canton Community Schools will get a $114.4 million bond issue to build a new middle school and upgrade technology, facilities and buses.
Canton has had a steady stream of voters trickling into the polls on Election Day Tuesday, according to officials. In contrast, the City of Plymouth was experiencing light turnout all morning, according to the clerk's office. Canton reported 900 voters at its 10:30 a.m. call into the Wayne County Clerk's office. However, because of the nature of a special election, officials said they really couldn't compare to previous years because each election was something different. Canton residents McIver Richardson and his wife, Mary, stopped by their polling location, Summit on the Park, just before noon. Both voted yes for the $114.4 million bond proposal for Plymouth-Canton Schools. "Most neighborhoods want schools to have good education," …
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 for the special election. Plymouth and Canton voters can see their ballots and find their voting location before they hit the polls.
May 7 is Election Day in Plymouth and Canton. A copy of the ballot language for the Special Election is provided on Plymouth Township's website. Plymouth and Canton voters will be voting on the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools $114.4 million bond proposal to to build a new middle school and upgrade technology, facilities and buses. Check out these facts about the bond proposal before voting. Read what one local community member said about the upcoming vote. Before you head to your polling place in Plymouth or Canton, take a look at this checklist to make sure you have everything you need to successfully exercise your constitutional right. All polls are open 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Know your voting precinct and location by visiting the …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Everything you need to know about the bond issue before the May 7 election.
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools are seeking an $114.4 million bond issue for the upcoming May 7 election. Here's an up close look at what this bond would mean to the school district and to taxpayers. The bond targets for main areas of improvement: Facility upgrades Including: Middle Schools Including: Technology upgrades Including Bus replacements The current Plymouth-Canton millage rate of 4.1 mills would remain the same. There is no increase to the millage rate if the bond is approved on May 7. Funds would be generated through an extension of the present millage rate, for a maximum of seven additional years. The bond will be issued in two series. Series 1 will be issued this June and Series 2 in Spring 2016. For more information on …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Two public forums will be held at the Plymouth Cultural Center and at Canton High School at 7 p.m. to discuss the $114.4 million bond proposal.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Plymouth-Canton voters will decide whether or not to approve a $114 million school bond on May 7.
With the May 7 Election Day drawing closer, the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools $114.4 million bond proposal is gaining support among the community. Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) is one of the most recent supporters. As a parent of two children in the district, Heise said he believes the district has put together a good plan to allocate funds. "The market for public education right now is very competitive, and Plymouth-Canton needs to keep up with that," Heise said. "It (the bond) will allow us to attract more families in our area and it will improve property values. "I'll be honest, the state government has been cutting education funding for the last two years," he said. "I have consistently opposed and voted no on those cuts. So I …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Two public forums will be held on April 25 to discuss the $114.4 million bond proposal.
Plymouth-Canton School Administrators will hold two informational meetings discussing the $114.4 million bond proposal on April 25. On May 7, voters in the Plymouth and Canton communities will be asked to consider the bond proposal for facility and site improvements to address student learning, technology, health, safety, and security at our facilities and sites. The bond proposal will not increase the current tax rate. If the bond is approved, voters would opt to hold the rate from an existing millage at 4.1 mills rather than decreasing to 3.75, or about $35 a year for owners of a $200,000 home. The informational public forums to educate voters on the bond proposal will be held Thursday, April 25 at the Plymouth Cultural Center and at…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Jeremy Hughes says bond will replace aging Central Middle School, help buildings meet technological demands.
When Plymouth-Canton voters head to the polls May 7, they'll consider a $114 million bond proposal to replace an aging Central Middle School, replace buses and upgrade technology throughout the district. Superintendent Jeremy Hughes shared the district's case for the bond Monday with parents at a forum at the Canton Public Library, stressing the urgency of some of the pending expenditures. The $114 bond proposal, which Hughes said would not increase the district's current millage rate of 4.1 mills if passed, will replace Central Middle School with a new building on district-owned property at Canton Center and Cherry Hill roads in Canton, install fiberoptic networking throughout the district, add tablet devices and laptop computers to each …