Parents who pick up their Lakeshore students now park along
Proposal 1 calls for a zero-tax increase, but it would generate about
Proposal 2 would increase the district's debt levy by 0.47 mill, and it would generate about
Proposal 2 is contingent on voters approving Proposal 1.
The owner of a home with a
The district is also seeking the annual renewal of the nonprincipal residence levy of 18 mills on the May ballot.
"Further action will need to be taken by the city, along with the passage of the bond proposal, to move this plan forward," Konarska said.
Elzinga, who has three children, said the school has tried different things throughout the years to alleviate the problem, but she likes the proposed solution.
"I'm all for anything that gets the kids closer to the school," she said.
The changes at the high school campus are expected to cost about
"A conceptual drawing of the road with a new parking area behind the baseball field has been developed," Konarska said. "Specific details for changes in traffic flow for students, parents and buses are still being developed."
Proposal 2 would also increase the square footage for art and athletic departments. Konarska said the district has been looking at the best way to repurpose and expand those departments as student participation has increased.
The improvements at the high school and
The bond would also fund the building of a 1,204-square-foot scene shop storage.
The White Pines Middle School Performing Arts Facility will receive updates. It was built in the 1960s, and the original seating and ceiling tiles need to be repaired.
The high school's weight and wrestling rooms would be repurposed, and a new fitness/weight room would be built off the existing auxiliary gym, which would be used for instruction and athletics.
The district's GHTV television studio at the high school would also move into a proposed 1,376-square-foot space, while the existing 1,100 square feet would be repurposed into music instructional space.
Since the bond proposal is a 10-year plan, Konarska said the district is including projects that would need to be addressed at some point during that time span.
Konarska said they feel it's important that the community understands the bond proposals are planned to sustain the district's needs over the next decade.
"In addition, we packaged the proposal to minimize the impact on our taxpayers, while maximizing the investment in educational facilities and programs," he said.
Community informational meetings are scheduled for
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