The Fraser High School pool was renovated as part of a Fraser Public Schools bond that passed in 2017.

The Fraser High School pool was renovated as part of a Fraser Public Schools bond that passed in 2017.

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Bond projects occurring in bulk following 2017 proposal

By: Nick Mordowanec | Fraser - Clinton Township Chronicle | Published September 10, 2018

 Resurfaced tennis courts were part of the renovations.

Resurfaced tennis courts were part of the renovations.

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 The Disney Elementary parking lot was resurfaced.

The Disney Elementary parking lot was resurfaced.

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 Light pole banners were improved at Fraser High School.

Light pole banners were improved at Fraser High School.

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FRASER — Fraser Public Schools parents and staff should be noticing some physical changes throughout the district.

Due to a bond proposal that passed by nearly 20 percent of voters on May 2, 2017, changes in the form of facility upgrades, classroom and student technology, furniture and buses are coming to fruition.

The rate of 7 mills is estimated to be levied for a 30-year period, with no cost increase for taxpayers due to the district’s 2011 bond, accompanied by a window in the debt retirement schedule.

Last August, the district and its students saw the first sign of improvement: A total of 1,660 MacBook Air laptops were purchased, as well as 2,530 iPads for students in grades three through eight.

“We have had a busy summer of construction and technology projects,” Fraser Public Schools Superintendent Carrie Wozniak said. “All of the improvements from our 2017 bond are moving along on schedule, and help improve our district to better serve all of our students, parents, staff and community.”

The district said that bond projects are concluding at three of six elementary schools: Disney, Eisenhower and Twain. Each school has had new playground equipment installed, and has made improvements to its gymnasium in the form of sound systems, sound-absorbing ceilings and air conditioning.

In classrooms inside those buildings, there are new coat cubbies, sinks and cabinets. Outside of the buildings, curbs and sidewalks were repaired and parking lots were resurfaced. Parking lots were also expanded at Eisenhower and Twain, and a roof was replaced at Eisenhower.

“The parking lot expansion at Eisenhower and Twain created dozens of new parking spaces and are designed to alleviate the congestion during drop-off and pick-up times,” said Dan Waters, director of operations and maintenance within the district. “This is a project that has been needed for a long time.”

The Fraser High School pool also received a makeover. Crews began work on that in March, with installation of new tile, a sound-absorbing ceiling, a dehumidifier, scoreboards and a filtration system. Windows were added to provide natural light, while locker rooms were upgraded for both the pool and the FHS gym.

Parking lots at FHS and Richards Middle School were resurfaced on both sides facing Garfield and Klein roads. The tennis courts at FHS were repaired and repainted, with additional improvements to athletic facilities planned for this fall.

Also, Richards Middle School received gym air conditioning and a sound system, with the restrooms closest to the gym upgraded. Tile outside the school’s cafeteria was replaced.

In addition to the laptops and iPads, 250 Promethean smart panels were installed in every classroom in the district. The panels are brighter, last longer and have built-in web browsers. They are also connected to Apple TVs.

For updates on current and future bond-related progress, visit www.thefraserdifference.com.