Voters approve $250M Walled Lake Consolidated Schools bond

By: Mark Vest | West Bloomfield Beacon | Published May 8, 2024


Voters in the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools district approved a $250 million bond proposal May 7.

With a reported total of 12,186 residents voting, 7,449 voted yes, with 4, 737 voting no.

According to a press release from the district, areas of emphasis for the bond include safety and security, technology, programs and infrastructure.

“Approval of this bond proposal is a testament to the strength and unity of our community,” John Bernia, who is the superintendent of schools for Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, stated via the release. “We are dedicated to fulfilling the promises made in this proposal and continuing to uphold the high standards of excellence that define Walled Lake Consolidated Schools.”

According to the release, the 2024 “Building Opportunities, Ensuring Tomorrow Bond” will help support the district’s efforts to enhance facilities, expand educational opportunities, and “ensure a nurturing environment where every child can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.”

The district’s site states that residents within the district are currently paying 4.13 mills. Retiring debt plus the new bond will take that to 4.05 mills. If the proposal had failed, that rate would have been reduced to 2.5 mills.

For residents who own a home valued at $200,000, with a taxable value of $100,000, that means they will pay $405 per year, according to the district. A mill is $1 per $1,000 of taxable value. On a home with $100,000 of taxable value, 1 mill is $100 in property taxes.

For more information on the bond, visit