GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- What started as a slow night quickly turned into celebration as voters passed a bond proposal for Traverse City Area Public Schools.
The bond will fund upgrades throughout the district.
Supporters of the bond were absolutely thrilled to see it pass, especially after two previous bonds failed in the last six years.
Unlike those bond proposals, this bond has no mil increase, but it would provide TCAPS with $107 million over the 10 years, which the school system said will be used for multiple projects including improving school safety.
Superintendent Paul Soma could not be more thrilled about the overwhelming support.
"I couldn't be more pleased, I'm grateful," said Soma. "This is about the kids, this is about our students and the message we're sending to them, the message of how important public education is."
Soma said along with school security, one of the first projects will be the roof at Traverse City West Middle School.