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With Passage of One-Billion Dollar Bond Issue, Ann Arbor Schools Superintendent Looks Forward

Nov 6, 2019

AAPS Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift
Credit Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) placed a $1 billion bond proposal on this year's ballot, which would be used to improve infrastructure over a course of 30 years.  The proposal passed with a little over 53-percent voter support.  AAPS superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss the district's immediate and future plans.


Voters in the Ann Arbor School district approved a one-billion-dollar capitol bond issue.  The 30-year levy allows the district to renew and replace existing school infrastructure, make other upgrades at every school, build new classroom space to accommodate growing student enrollment and purchase buses and technology.  The bond passed with 53.26% of the votes and amounts to a tax increase of 1.65 mills.  

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