Birmingham Public Schools Looks for $195 Million Bond Proposal
The Birmingham Public Schools Board of Education approved ballot language on Dec. 11 asking voters to consider a proposal that would provide funding to address facility needs and enhancements through 2026. The $195 million bond proposal up for consideration would appear on the March 10 ballot and, if the bonds are approved, the annual debt millage is expected to remain at or below the annual debt millage of 3.80 mills levied in 2019.
Among the major features of the bond proposal are:
- Building and site enhancements and improvements to every school in the district
- High school athletic field enhancements
- Midvale preschool and senior center site improvements
- Purchase of buses
- Security system and technology enhancements
- Critical infrastructure improvements including HVAC, roofing, plumbing and electrical
Your Opinion is Needed
Oakland County Executive David Coulter wants to hear from residents about their top priorities for the New Year. His administration released the Oakland County Government’s Citizen Survey 2020, which asks residents to rank what is important to them in terms of jobs and the economy, public health, neighborhoods and housing, roads and transportation, and more.
Please share and encourage your neighbors to take advantage of this opportunity to speak directly to the Oakland County Executive.
Day On, Day One: MLK Day of Service
Join BPS and the BPS Community Councils for the fourth-annual Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day On, Day One 2020 will take place on Monday, Jan. 20, at Groves High School from 9 a.m. to noon.
This district-wide morning of service is an opportunity to make serving our community a habit. Students in grades K-12 and their families will pack buckets for Disaster Relief at Work, make animal toys for a local shelter, assemble care kits for the homeless and help with other caring community projects. Registration is required ahead of time and sign in begins at 9 a.m., with the program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Spots go quickly, so sign up soon.
Inside City Hall
Joe Valentine, Birmingham city manager, has a new video about projects, programs and initiatives happening in Birmingham.
Watch the video to learn more about what is happening this month in Birmingham.