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Voters approve Spring Lake Public Schools' $50 million bond proposal Tuesday


High School's entrance has become an area of concern says superintendent, while funds will provide major upgrades to athletics and arts programs.

Voters in Spring Lake Tuesday said “yes” to a nearly $50 million bond proposal that district officials say will go towards a new, secured entrance at the high school and the construction of an indoor athletic fieldhouse.

District officials say, that despite the high school being built just a couple decades ago, the structure had become a safety liability; and funds from the $49.8 million bond passed Tuesday will fund a complete redesign and overhaul of the school’s entrance; adding additional layers of security at the front doors in the event of an active shooter situation.

Plans also call for the construction of a new athletic fieldhouse, weightroom, outdoor learning spaces and baseball diamond, with major upgrades for the performing arts and visual arts programs as well.

The district had stressed to voters that the bond would not increase taxes above the current tax rate of 7.0 mills, but rather extend it for another 10 years.