Ms. Epperly and Ms. Omar
We have been learning so much in Room 104! October was a month filled with awesome activities. We scientifically explored pumpkins, bubbles and volcanoes, We introduced Read to Self during daily 5, We found a fun color Bingo Game to play, and we are using math skills to create taller and sturdier structures in the block area! We are looking forward to more awesome pre K experiences in the month of November as my students continue to learn through play!
BRICS BOND Please remember to Vote on Tuesday, 11/5/19 Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
All Schools Benefit!$240 Million Addresses the most critical infrastructure & capacity needs Provides safety and security upgrades No increase in the millage rate. VOTE November 5, 2019
November is here and the District’s BRICS Bond election is November 5th. This comprehensive proactive plan was developed by a team of more than 60 community members who spent three months developing the recommendation that was approved by the Board of Education.
The BRICS Bond will generate $240 million while maintaining the current millage (tax) rate at 4.82 so residents will not see an increase if the bond is successful. If the bond is not approved by voters the rate would drop in 2020 to about 3.8.
All schools will benefit and our school will receive approximately (ADD IN DOLLAR AMOUNT) for needed infrastructure and security projects including (List a few projects here). A complete list can be found on our school blog or at https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/bond/
Please remember to VOTE on NOVEMBER 5th.
Mrs. Barbeau and Mrs. Corn
Having fun in Mrs. Barbeau and Mrs. Corn’s classroom!
Dearborn Public Schools is holding a bond vote on Nov. 5, asking voters to approve a new $240 million bond. The new bond will not increase tax rates for residents. Residents will continue to pay the current 4.82 mills for school bond debt. That is possible because some current bonds will be paid off in the coming years.
The District has named the bond BRICS because the projects will focus on bricks-and-mortar type work, including buildings, renovations, infrastructure, capacity and safety. A Citizens Task Force spent more than three months working to identify the most critical needs in the District.
Bond money would be used largely to update the aging infrastructure in the schools, including items like boilers used to heat buildings, roofs, parking lots, windows, bathrooms, flooring, plumbing, electrical and more. Some additional classroom space could also be added, and renovations would include moving school offices to improve safety. All schools will benefit from the bond proposal, if passed.
Dearborn Public Schools has 34 buildings with 3.2 million square feet of space to maintain. That is twice as big as Ford Field Stadium and five times more space than the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. The average age of school buildings in the District is 65, with 12 buildings more than 90 years old, another 12 ages 60 to 75, six between 20 and 59 years, and four younger than 20 years.
By law, bond funds cannot be used for items like salaries, books or everyday supplies. The revenue must be used for construction projects and some capital investments such as buses and technology. To learn more about the proposed bond, visit the District’s bond website at http://bit.ly/BRICSbond.
Dearborn Public Schools and the City of Dearborn are separate government bodies.