525 East Genesee Street, Frankenmuth MI, 48734
With the FUTURE in mind, the FSD School Board voted unanimously to bring our community a “three proposal” request on the August 6 ballot.
The purpose of the three proposals is to anchor and stabilize our school district’s future funding so we can continue providing an excellent education to our community’s children, something FSD has done with distinction since 1852.
It’s a fact.
The world our children will graduate into is in a state of rapid and accelerating change.
There’s more uncertainty ahead for our grads than ever before.
No one can predict if today’s top career skills will even be needed at all 10-15 years from now.
Rest assured, our shared Frankenmuth values and work ethic will continue to serve our grads well.
But the future success of our young people also demands we effectively prepare them to be agile learners and enterprising problem-solvers.
So I hope you can see why the three proposals on the August 6 ballot are so important to our district.
We need to create more flexible and safe spaces both inside and outside of our schools in order to support more flexible and creative teaching and learning.
The three proposals I ask for you to consider are:
• A 2.18 mill 17-year renovation and construction bond (which will raise $15.03 million to upgrade and improve every facility in our district)
• A 2 mill renewal of the 5-year Sinking Fund (approved in 2014)
• A renewal and restoration of the non-homestead operating millage (also approved in 2014 and does not apply to a homeowner’s primary residence)
And note, approving these three proposals DOES NOT CHANGE the tax rate currently levied on primary residences. There is no increase.
Asking for your consideration is a responsibility I do not take lightly.
But you and I know every organization of every size – be it your family, a 3rd grade classroom, a soccer team, the church on the corner, the community college, or a small business – is continually faced with a steady stream of challenges.
Fortunately, we know that hidden within each one of these challenges there is also a possible opportunity.
As your school superintendent, it’s a privilege to come to you and ask for your support on August 6.
I need your help to make sure our district can always respond to its challenges in ways that will benefit the future of our children.
Thanks for your consideration!