St. Clair Shores voters approve South Lake bond proposal

By: Alyssa Ochss | St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published August 11, 2023

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ST. CLAIR SHORES — On Aug. 8, St. Clair Shores voters approved the South Lake Schools bond proposal by a margin of 58.3% to 41.7%.

Unofficial results presented by Macomb County elections officials showed 1,534 people voted to approve the bond, while 1,095 voted against it.

According to the district, the $49,750,000 proposal will be used to improve school facilities, including adding an expansion to the high school and updating heating and cooling systems. The district asked voters to maintain the bond already in place, which will not increase the current level of taxes voters are paying.

Precincts 1-6 voted on the proposal, according to the city’s website. There are 21 precincts in St. Clair Shores.

South Lake Schools Superintendent Ted Von Hiltmayer said he wanted to thank the community for supporting the district. He said there’s been a long history of the voters supporting the South Lake community. He also added program and facility excellence is a result of that support.

“We definitely appreciate the support and the trust as we create a vibrant learning environment for our students, staff and community,” Von Hiltmayer said.

Mayor Kip Walby said he is happy the proposal passed and that he’s looking forward to seeing the projects.

Michael Damiani, president of the South Lake Schools Board of Education, said they are pleased with the results and they’re happy the community supported the district.

“We are immensely proud of the South Lake school district, the families that live within that district,” Damiani said.