Every Schoolcraft student deserves a quality learning environment that equips them to succeed for a lifetime.
Our current elementary and middle schools and some athletic facilities are old and failing. We’ve maintained them for as long as possible.
We’ve developed a long-term plan to wisely invest in a better, safer, secure, efficient, cost-effective learning environment for students while minimizing the burden on taxpayers. Cost: $39.9 million, requiring a millage increase of 3 mills.
For an in depth glance of the district plan, see the following supporting documents:
On March 10, 2020 Schoolcraft residents will be asked to consider a bond proposal to support Schoolcraft Community Schools. If approved, the 3 mill proposal will generate $39.9 million to replace our aging facilities with a carefully designed, future-focused learning campus. The investment plan has been result of a lot of input from our community and an extensive district facility and community assessment. The plan aims to provide the right facilities for our children and community while minimizing the tax burden.
We aren’t keeping pace with what’s needed to educate our students in today’s world because our facilities were designed for a different era. Heating technology is outdated, inefficient and failing. Building entry and safety need to be modernized. Even a full remodel of these buildings—which would cost $32 million, according to our 2018 facility assessment— couldn’t address all of these needs.
The district has designed an improvement plan that includes updated facilities designed for modern learning, long-term sustainability and improved energy efficiency. The result of such improvement will lower operating costs and create great school facilities that attracts new businesses and residents to our community.
See a few of the specific projects under the new plan laid out below:
New pre K-6th Grade Building
Designed for modern learning, including four sections per grade plus small-group breakout spaces, gym, cafeteria, playgrounds for upper and lower elementary, and energy-efficient heating/air conditioning system
7th-8th Grade Addition
A new, dedicated addition to the high school for 7th-8th grades designed for modern learning, plus access control to keep student populations separate, a dedicated gym, and enhanced security
Safer, more secure buildings, including enhanced security entrance for high school. Additionally,safer traffic design, with drop-off away from streets and safer traffic flow
Improvements to athletic facilities—tennis courts, restrooms, equipment storage, track, bleacher, safety railings, lighting, accessibility
Current Millage Rate
New Millage Rate
Nearby District Millage Rate
Parchment - 9.01 mills
Gobles - 9.0 mills
Paw Paw - 8.2 mills
Mendon - 8.0 mills
Portage - 7.35 mills
Schoolcraft - 7.0 mills
Vicksburg - 6.85 mills
Mattawan - 6.55 mills
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How to get an absentee ballot
You can download an Absentee Ballot application, fill it out, print and sign it, then take it to your township clerk. An absentee ballot will be mailed to you after January 25. The Absentee Ballot application and details on how to vote absentee are available at the link below:
Are you registered to vote?
To take part in the March 10 election, you must be a registered voter at least 30 days before the vote. If you registered in the past and haven’t moved from your current township, you’re all set—you don’t have to register again.
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How to register
You must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old by election day, and a resident of Michigan and the township where you’re applying to vote. You can register in person at:
• Any Secretary of State branch office
• Your township clerk’s office
• County clerk’s office
• Department of Health and Human Services office if you’re a client
• Michigan Works and military recruitment offices (for those enlisting in the service)
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