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More town halls on APS bond proposal

Submitted by on February 14, 2020 – 12:38 amNo Comment

Alpena Public Schools has scheduled three additional town hall-style meetings to give residents an opportunity to ask questions about the district’s upcoming bond proposal.

APS will be asking voters during the March 10 primary election, to support a 1.8 mill levy for 25 years, the same amount of the current tax that is being used to pay off a 1996 bond issue.

If approved, the $33.9 million bond sale would be used primarily for roofs, heating systems, security upgrades and other improvements and renovations at all nine of the district’s school buildings.

The town hall-style meetings also give residents an opportunity to provide feedback to the school district. The three additional meetings will be held Monday, February 24 inside the Granum Theater at Alpena Community College, beginning at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, February 26 at Wilson Elementary School, also at 6 p.m.; and Thursday, March 5 during a Presque Isle Men’s Club meeting at the Presque Isle Harbor Association Clubhouse, starting at 9 a.m.

Citizens who have questions but are unable to attend one of the meetings can contact Superintendent John Van Wagoner at 358-5040. Additional information is also available on the district’s website.