Thursday, March 5, 2020

Plymouth Canton district seeking millage request

Voters in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools District will be asked to approve a bond proposal on the March 10 ballot.
According to school officials, if approved by voters, the bond funding will be used for facility and site improvements at several buildings, enhance safety and security features throughout the district, to purchase furniture and playground upgrades, purchase school buses and address infrastructure and technology needs at most school buildings.

Officials stressed that approval of the $275 million bond issue will mean no increase in the current tax rate paid by property owners. Currently, the school debt levy in the district is 4.02 mills.
District officials said the funding will be used to construct a third outdoor athletic stadium at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park and a total renovation of the performing arts center at Salem High School. The bond would also fund new gymnasiums at several elementary schools and a new swimming pool at Plymouth High School.
By state law, the bond money cannot be used for salaries or wages, general operating expense and maintenance or classroom supplies and textbooks. The funding can only be used for construction and remodeling of facilities, the purchase of instructional technology equipment, other equipment and furniture, site improvements and bus purchases.
Voters will be asked to vote yes or no on the question.