Michigan district’s voters passed $130 million bond

November 8, 2018

Forest Hill School District voters approved a 15-year, $130 million bond proposal Tuesday, Nov. 6, to create 21st century classrooms and upgrade security and aging infrastructure.

School leaders say most of the funding, 55 percent, will go toward modernizing over 550 classrooms to support the dynamic teaching and learning necessary for students to be successful in a global economy.

The measure passed with 17,008 yes votes to 9,564. The district has nearly 10,000 students. The bond was one of seven school tax proposals on the ballot in Kent and Ottawa counties.