• Vote on Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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  • On Tuesday, May 7, 2024 residents that live within the Mattawan Consolidated School boundaries will have the opportunity to vote on a comprehensive School Bond. We trust that you share our enthusiasm for the future of Mattawan. This project presents a distinctive chance to invest in both our students and the broader community, all without imposing an additional millage increase burden on taxpayers.

    Your unwavering commitment to our students and community is sincerely appreciated. Together, we have the power to create a lasting impact on the education and well-being of the upcoming generation.

    As we approach Tuesday, May 7, 2024, our focus revolves around five key objectives for the bond:

    1. Preserve existing assets
    2. Prioritize safety and security
    3. Provide future-focused academic and extracurricular experiences for our students
    4. Enhance infrastructure
    5. Demonstrate fiscal responsibility

    We encourage you to peruse the entirety of this zero-mill increase bond update as it contains detailed information following this introduction. The proposed projects in this bond encompass a broad spectrum of needs within the district. Here is a summary of the opportunities at hand:

    Safety & Security:

    • Addressing traffic congestion, lack of parking spaces, and separation of traffic and busing through enhancements
    • Replacement of outdated, unreliable security equipment at each building

    Transportation:

    • Continued replacement of an aging bus fleet

    Academic Learning Spaces + Experience:

    • Replacement of original, aged classroom equipment and furniture at middle and high schools
    • Updates to original, outdated science areas at middle and high schools (excluding the newly renovated portions) to ensure students have state of the art experiences.

    Fine Arts:

    • Upgrades to original seating, lighting, and media equipment at the high school auditorium

    Infrastructure:

    • Replacement of original, outdated lockers, bathrooms, various ceilings, and lighting at middle and high schools
    • Renovations to high school weight room including expansion to address overcrowding and scheduling issues for student-athletes and physical education courses
    • Upgrade of aged building controls at middle and high schools (water, fire, HVAC, etc.) to provide the most efficient and safe environmental controls
    • Addition of cooling to main gymnasiums at middle and high school

    Student Athletic Experience:

    • Renovation of aged high school locker rooms
    • Renovation of the high school stadium, including artificial turf, new entryways, expanded concessions
    • New high school track - the current track is backwards and nearly unusable in the current condition
    • Upgrades to worn baseball and softball fields
    • Relocation and construction of a new soccer field
    • Maintenance of existing practice fields; addition of a new outdoor practice space

    New Construction:

    • Addition of a new middle school cafeteria to address overcrowding in the current cafeteria
    • Replacement of aged, quickly deteriorating tennis courts
    • Replacement of aged transportation building and maintenance building
    • Construction of a fieldhouse facility for indoor practice teams/band to address lack of 12-month practice space; available for community use
    • Construction of a student/community pool

    These opportunities for investment in the future of our students and community stem from valuable feedback from stakeholders, as well as facilities assessments.

    With gratitude,

    Your Board of Education & Superintendent

    #gowildcats

     Archived Information

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    Community Forum Presentation, Oct. 30, 2023