Election Day, Tuesday, May 2, 2023
On May 2, 2023, Caledonia voters will decide on a supplemental bond for Caledonia Community Schools. Check out our BOND UPDATES webpage to learn more information about what will be on the ballot.
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May 2, 2023 Ballot Language
Here is how the bond will appear on the May 2, 2023, ballot:
CALEDONIA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS - BOND PROPOSAL
Shall Caledonia Community Schools, Kent, Allegan and Barry Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Sixty-One Million Dollars ($61,000,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for the purpose of:
erecting, furnishing and equipping an elementary school building; erecting and equipping an addition to the high school building; remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing and equipping and re-equipping school buildings; acquiring, installing, equipping and re-equipping school buildings for instructional technology; erecting storage structures; purchasing school buses; and acquiring, erecting, preparing, developing, improving and equipping playgrounds, playfields, athletic fields, athletic facilities, and sites?
The following is for informational purposes only:
(Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited and the proceeds cannot be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries, or other operating expenses.)
The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2023, under current law, is 0 mill ($0.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation), for a 0 mill increase from the prior year’s levy. The maximum number of years the bonds of any series may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is thirty (30) years. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 0.99 mill ($0.99 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).
The school district expects to borrow from the State School Bond Qualification and Loan Program to pay debt service on these bonds. The estimated total principal amount of that borrowing is $6,419,557 and the estimated total interest to be paid thereon is $2,387,046. The estimated duration of the millage levy associated with that borrowing is 7 years and the estimated computed millage rate for such levy is 7.00 mills. The estimated computed millage rate may change based on changes in certain circumstances.
The total amount of qualified bonds currently outstanding is estimated to be $148,335,000. The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is approximately $12,132,957.
Votes for the 2023 Supplemental Bond may be cast on Election Day, Tuesday, May 2. If you are unsure of your polling location, please contact your local township office or visit www.michigan.gov/vote.
Polling Location Information
Caledonia Schools is precinct #1 in Bowne Township
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Caledonia Schools is in all precincts #1- #6 in Caledonia Township
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Caledonia Schools is precinct #10 in Cascade Township
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Caledonia Schools is precinct #1 & #8 in Gaines Township
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Caledonia Schools is Ward 2 Precinct #14 in Kentwood City
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Caledonia Schools is precinct #2 in Leighton Township
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Caledonia Schools is in precinct #1 in Lowell Township
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Caledonia Schools is in Precinct 1C & 2C in Thornapple Township
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