The Roseville Community Schools Board of Education unanimously approved placing a comprehensive $59.4 million bond proposal on the May 8 ballot during its Jan. 29 meeting.

The Roseville Community Schools Board of Education unanimously approved placing a comprehensive $59.4 million bond proposal on the May 8 ballot during its Jan. 29 meeting.

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Roseville Board of Ed approves $59.4M bond for May 8 ballot

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published February 6, 2018

ROSEVILLE — A unanimous vote of the Roseville Community Schools Board of Education Jan. 29 will allow a $59.4 million 26-year bond proposal to be placed on the May 8 ballot. 

If the bond is approved, according to the ballot language, it would levy 2.5 mills in 2018 and a possible 5.71 mills after that. A mill is $1 per $1,000 of a home’s taxable value.  A resident with a home with a taxable value of $45,000 would pay approximately $112 in the first year of the bond.  For a home with a taxable value of $45,000, a possible levy of 5.71 mills equates to a possible $256.

In preparation for the proposal, Roseville Community Schools district officials conducted a district assessment, compiled a list of priority projects and held a series of public meetings to review the project list with the community. 

Board of Education President Theresa Genest said the community is on board with the bond proposal. 

“It was a unanimous vote from the board, but we also had the support from the community. They’re the ones that came to us and asked us to do this,” said Genest. 

“We have to keep up with technology, not only for our students, but for our staff as well,” she added.

In a Jan. 30 press release from the district, RCS Superintendent John Kment said residents of the district can find updates on the projects online. 

“The list of projects submitted to the Michigan Department of Treasury was quite extensive. It includes such things as installing surveillance cameras, door replacements, updating locker rooms, replacing furniture and upgrading emergency lighting. A complete list of projects will be posted on the school district’s website, www.rosevillepride.org, and displayed in each school’s lobby,” he stated. 

Genest said she is confident the bond will pass. 

“It’s necessary, and I feel really good about it. I think the community is going to come out for us and support the district,” said Genest.