FAQ about the May 2024 Bond Proposal

Many of the school buildings in the Holt Public Schools district are more than 40 years old, including the North Campus, and need new roofing and updated plumbing to ensure students remain safe, warm and dry.

The Holt Public Schools Bond Proposal would also support two new school buses equipped with security cameras to provide safe, reliable transportation to our students, help replace the district’s aging fleet and avoid higher costs to upgrade the fleet down the road.

This proposal would fund investments in instructional technology to help prepare our students for success in the highly competitive modern workforce, including those in the skilled trades and those that do not require a college degree.

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This proposal would make a long-term investment in our schools. Research shows that strong schools generally lead to higher home values and help create safe and stable neighborhoods.

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No. This is a $22 million proposal without a projected increase from the current millage rate.

If the proposal is approved, the new bonds would be rolled into the district’s existing debt, extending the total term of bond repayments, allowing new bonds to be issued without a projected increase from the current millage rate levied for schools. 

We did. Important updates have been made at Midway Early Learning Center, Elliott Elementary School and Wilcox Elementary School. 

  • New HVAC systems
  • Updated technology
  • Upgraded facilities, such as sinks and faucets, that better conserve water and energy

We’re continuing to see progress on construction at Horizon Elementary School. This project includes

  • Critical building and security upgrades and enhancements 
  • A new gymnasium
  • New kindergarten classrooms

Holt Public Schools is accepting bids for a brand-new Dimondale Elementary School. We are looking forward to future projects at Washington Woods Middle School, Sycamore Elementary School, Holt Junior High School, Holt High School and the North Campus.

This bond proposal would provide funding to complete the needed updates at our other schools where challenges created by inflation, supply chain issues and, at times, labor shortages, have impacted our schedule originally laid out in the 2021 funding.