After the failure of the bond renewal on the May 3rd ballot, Tecumseh Public Schools is going back to the community to learn more about why it didn’t pass.
The bond proposal, which if passed, would have netted the District $75,000,000 for capital improvements. Voters narrowly shot down the 7.2 mill renewal, prompting the Board of Education to act.
Recently, board members voted to reintroduce the bond proposal on the November 8, 2022 ballot. The board also voted to allow the current 7.2 mills to decrease by 3.6 mills, which officially takes place on June 30th. The District had an option to refund the current bonds and extend the full 7.2 mills for one more year, but declined.
Moving forward, Tecumseh Public Schools will seek input from the community about the new proposal. The District is working with a tight deadline before sending the bond application to the Michigan Department of Treasury.
The District will send out a survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3DXNNVL) about the bond to TPS families and post it on the TPS social media platforms for other stakeholders to view and fill out. The survey is also on the District’s website (https://www.tps.k12.mi.us/). The survey will be open until Friday, May 20.
To stay engaged with the public, Tecumseh Public Schools will hold two public meetings, one in-person and one virtual. These meetings are not a presentation. They are to have a conversation about why the May 3rd proposal failed and let the community give input about the new proposal for November.
- Thursday, May 26, 7pm - Tecumseh High School, 760 Brown Street
- Tuesday, May 31, 6pm - Virtual Meeting (live streamed on Facebook and YouTube)
After these meetings, TPS leadership will regroup with the Building Futures Committee, TMP Architecture, Inc., and Plante Moran CRESA.