Opportunities to educate yourself on an educational bond proposal

Opportunities to educate yourself on an educational bond proposal

GWINN — A large number of informational meetings will be held throughout the Gwinn area for the public to hear details about an upcoming bond proposal for the schools.

The proposed bond would cost the average home owner roughly $30 per year over the next 15 years. The money would go towards critical needs for the schools following the theme of ‘Warm–Safe–Dry and Into The Future.’

“Our roofs on our three buildings in particular K.I. Sawyer are very outdated,” said Gwinn Superintendent Tom Jayne, “technology upgrades and the purchase of eight buses over five years and then paving of our existing parking lots, our indoor bleachers in our high school facility are fifty years old, keeping up with our modern boiler systems.”

Currently within the intermediate school district of MARESA, Gwinn has the lowest mill rate at 0.49. If the bond passes their mill rate would still be the lowest at 1.49.

“We’re not asking for anything else that the other districts in our local area haven’t asked for,” added Jayne, “and that’s just to keep our facilities as modern and safe as they can in order to provide a better learning environment for our students and teachers.”

Gwinn residents will have the opportunity to vote on May 3rd. The first information meeting will be held on Wednesday afternoon at the Forsyth Senior Center.

Informational Meeting Dates:

*Forsyth Senior Center – January 27th, at 1:45 p.m.
*Gwinn High School Library – January 27th at 6:30 p.m.
*Skandia Township Hall – February 9th at 7:00 p.m.
*Gwinn High School Library – February 22nd at 6:30 p.m.
*Little Lake Chapel – February 25th at 6:30 p.m.
*Sands Township Hall – 7:00 p.m.
*Gwinn High School Library – March 22nd at 6:30 p.m.
*Gwinn High School Library – April 18th at 6:30 p.m.
*Sawyer Community Center – April 20th at 6:30 p.m.
*Gwinn High School Library – May 2nd at 6:30 p.m.