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Planning for
the Future

Our community will have the opportunity to vote on a bond proposal on the May 3, 2022 election ballot. If approved, the millage rate is estimated to remain the same with no tax rate increase. It would extend the current millage rate into the future, allowing for an investment of $24.9 million to renovate and partially reconstruct the Junior High School to bring the facility up to modern learning standards.

This bond will generate 
$24.9 million with no tax rate increase
over the current rate.

Key Investments

The building was constructed for a different era of teaching and learning and no longer supports current best practices in education. It has not seen major structural improvements since 1979, and cosmetic improvements and roofing were last completed in 1999. Renovations and reconstruction would include:

 

  • Modern learning environments, new furniture and integrated technology

  • Adequate lab spaces and equipment

  • Address air quality and replace failing building systems, such as roofing, plumbing, and electrical, to be energy efficient and meet modern building code

  • Site improvements to traffic flow, aging parking lots, and athletic facilities

Bond History and Future

In 2017, Wyoming voters approved a no-tax-rate increase bond proposal which funded district-wide improvements to aging school facilities, enhanced safety and security measures, and developed the High School into a state-of-the-art learning facility. Because of the success and transformation of the High School, the District is asking the community to consider substantial improvements to the learning environments at the Junior High, a dated facility which does not support best practices for teaching and learning. The 2017 proposal included funds for renovations of Wyoming Junior High School, but the amount available would not be sufficient to fund changes as significant as those made at the High School.

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Questions?

If you have further questions, please contact Matt Lewis, Assistant Superintendent for Finance & Administrative Services at 616-531-8944 or by email at lewism2@wyomingps.org.

Wyoming Public Schools

www.wyomingps.org