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Ann Arbor School Superintendent Explains Billion Dollar Bond Proposal On November 5th Ballot

Oct 28, 2019

Ann Arbor Public Schools 2019 Bond Proposal Logo
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Voters in the Ann Arbor public school district will  decide a one-billion dollar bond proposal on the November 5th ballot.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with district school superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift about plans for the money and the financial impact on residents, if approved. 
 


About the 2019 Bond Proposal

AAPS Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift
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On November 5, 2019, voters in the Ann Arbor Public Schools will be asked to consider a bond proposal to upgrade school facilities and sites, enhance existing building security, and provide upgraded and sustainable learning environments throughout our district.  The bond program scope is based on a comprehensive facility assessment conducted by independent architects and engineers to assess the current and future building needs in our district.

 The bond proposal would support the following AAPS goals:

  1. Teaching & Learning – Continue the Tradition of Academic Excellence
  2. Safety, Health & Well-being – Focus on Development of the Whole Child
  3. Sustainable and Environmentally Responsible Infrastructure – Create Resilient Schools for Climate Change
  4. Efficient and Effective Support Systems and Services – Continue Technology & Transportation Replacement and Renewal

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu