Dear Swan Valley
Dear SVSD Community,
The Board of Education is asking voters to consider a bond proposal on the August 3, 2021 ballot. This proposal would not increase taxes and will focus on adding capacity at the elementary buildings, and addressing safety, security, and facility improvements. This proposal is in response to a year-long study including a comprehensive facility assessment, board work sessions and staff meetings.
Swan Valley School District is thankful for your ongoing support of quality education. As we move forward in these uncertain times, we are continuing to plan for how to serve your Vikings now and into the future. In the coming weeks and months ahead, SVSD will provide our community with opportunities to participate in the development of this bond proposal.
I know that this Pandemic has been a challenging time for our entire community. We look forward to the day that our buildings are full of children again-that day will come. We are hopeful that we can improve our facilities for all of our future Vikings! For more information on the bond proposal, be sure to check our Facebook, website, and email messages for updates.
Yours in partnership,
BOND PROPOSAL QUICK FACTS
We are able to ask the voters to consider this $23.6 million proposal without increasing the debt tax rate by extending our current millage rate. In addition, with current interest rates being low there is an opportunity to reduce the cost of borrowing. The changes being proposed will affect the learning environments for generations of future students.
Tax Rate Increase
The district can issue these new bonds and raise approximately $23.6 million with no tax rate increase above the district’s 2020 debt levy. If approved, we expect to continue to levy at the current debt millage rate.
Not registered to vote? You can register on the same day of the election at your precinct. For more information on voting absentee or registering to vote, visit mvic.sos.state.mi.us
Don’t forget to vote on or return your ballot by Aug. 3, 2021!