We are in the bid process from our February bond for secure entrances, the roof project and segments of technology. We only received one bid for the Athletic Complex. This bid came in 30% over budget so this project will be postponed until next summer with a December or January rebid. In addition, we received a grant from the State of Michigan called the Whole School Technology Transformation (or one-to-one) for the Elementary School. The grant is wonderful and will provide an I-pad for every Elementary Student next year. The idea of the grant was to have it in place this fall by the start of school but we are concerned that the timeline will not be able to be followed due to late ordering of infrastructure and equipment by the State. The amount of work that must be done is very large. We are still working toward this goal but we are subject to many things outside of our control.
On August 5, 2014, Manton Consolidated Schools will have a renewal issue on the ballot during the primary election. By having our election with the primary election there will be very little cost to the District. The request is for a two year renewal of the non-homestead, non-agricultural property. This renewal does not affect the primary residences and does not pertain to your home. There would be no increase to the affected properties. If this renewal does not pass it will cost the District about $700,000 in State revenues. Please plan to vote on August 5, 2014.
I hope you have a great summer and if you have any questions please contact me at 824-6411 Option 5.
J. Mark Parsons, Superintendent
Manton Consolidated Schools
231-824-6411 Option #5
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