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Mesick schools vote to place bond on ballot

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WEXFORD COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) --This spring, Mesick Consolidated Schools will be asking voters for help with a big renovation project.

The school board unanimously approved placing a nearly $13 million bond proposal on the May 8 ballot.

The superintendent says the current elementary school building is in need of repairs.

The bond will go towards remodeling, construction and upgrades of the junior/senior high school, which would then make more room to move the elementary school students into the same building.

“It’s very important for our kids that this passes to be able to get our students out of an aging building with some significant issues and getting them up into a new facility," said Superintendent Scott Akom. "But it also provides them technology while maintaining small class sizes but it’s also good for the community because good communities have good schools and good schools have good communities.”

School officals say the 4.7 mill proposal will cost a person living in a $65,000 home about 42 cents a day.

If voters approve the bond, the hope is to get the elementary students in the high school building starting in 2019.

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