I urge a “Yes” vote on the Corunna Public Schools bond proposal, a great benefit for all. On Tuesday, the Corunna School District is proposing a $16.5 million bond for district voters. I would urge all voters to vote yes on this bond proposal for one reason and one reason only, to help repair and maintain the aging buildings and facilities in Corunna’s School District. This will not only help breathe new life into our district, but it will also ensure Corunna’s exceptional level of public education to continue well into the next decade, and beyond. Outstanding facilities mean an outstanding faculty and staff and an outstanding faculty and staff lead to outstanding students, which Corunna has produced for generations.
Cost is always an issue on these bonds, however, with this proposal the taxpayer burden is actually quite light. On a taxable value of $50,000, a homeowner can expect to pay $2.50 a week. Think about how quickly you can burn through a $20 bill a month and instead save it and give it to the Corunna School District and let them put it to good use by replacing boilers at the High School, the Middle School and Louise Peacock, or by putting a new roof on Nellie Reed, or by updating the technology infrastructure at Elsa Meyer.
Contrary to popular belief, this bond “Will Not” be used to give faculty and staff raises, it cannot be used
for classroom supplies or textbooks and it cannot be used for administrative purposes. These funds will only be used to update, repair and replace the aging infrastructure of our schools and give our school district a much needed face-lift. Vote yes on Nov. 3 for the Corunna Public Schools bond proposal and help play a part in an enduring legacy of quality public education for The Big and Little Cavaliers in the Corunna School District for years to come.
Joe DeCaire, retired from Buick at Flint
Presently Caledonia Charter Township Supervisor