McBain Announces 14.29 Bond Proposal Details

September 27, 2019

By John Raffel Correspondent

MCBAIN — McBain superintendent Steven Prissel has announced details of the district’s Nov. 5 bond election.

Prissel said it’s for a 21-year bond term with a $14.29 million pro- posal which means 1.4 mills above the current rate. He said the cost for a $100,000 home with a $50,000 taxable value would be $70 per year or 19 cents per day.

Under technology, Pris- sel said new technology would be supported for 10 years.

Under buses and parking, bus purchases would be supported for 10 years. This would mean one new school bus per year; approximately 200 more parking spaces created and the current parking lot would be repaved.

Under student safety, Prissel said there would be anew, secure entrance at the high school; remodeled and updated secure entrance at elementary school and middle school; new drive for safer student drop-off and pick-up; Re-route the bus loop; Replace alarms; improved emergency lighting; additional security cameras; new phone system; facility upgrades; sections of roof to be replaced; efficiency based mechanical upgrades; air handlers, boilers, temperature controls; Restroom improvements and flooring and ceiling replacement.

There would also be food service equipment replacement; Replace selected classroom furniture; Lockers and instructional equipment; Installation of LED lights in all classrooms and corridors; new Middle School gym floor; replacement of asphalt and surface for track an updated weight and conditioning room.

Prissel also released figures which he said shows McBain at a 1.92 milage rate and lower than other neighboring districts such as Marion (4.1), Pine River (3.26) and Cadillac (5.8). Passage of the bond issue would put McBain at a 3.32 millage rate.





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