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APS bond proposal vote put on hold until Monday

Submitted by on December 10, 2019 – 12:56 amNo Comment

Voters within the Alpena Public Schools district will have to wait a few extra days to learn if the board of education intends to seek a new bond proposal to fix and renovate aging schools.

The school board had called a special meeting for Wednesday, not only to discuss a potential ballot proposal, but also to potentially vote on a resolution calling for it to be placed on the March 2020 ballot.

But Superintendent John VanWagoner was informed by a district attorney Monday, that because the Michigan Department of Treasury was told the school board would discuss the bond proposal on December 16, that date can not be changed.

The special meeting for tomorrow was subsequently cancelled and the board will instead discuss the bond proposal when it meets Monday evening.

The board is expected to formally approve at that meeting, a 1.8 mill levy for 25 years – the same as the current school tax voters are paying off from 1996.