MCC to host community forum on bond topic Tuesday.

March 13, 2022

MCC to host community forum on bond topic Tuesday.

Spartan News is a presentation of Mason County Central Schools in partnership with Mason County Press. 

SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central Schools will host a community forum on Tuesday, March 15 at 6 p.m. at A.O. Carlson Gymnasium in the high school. The forum will be an opportunity for members of the public to learn about and ask questions about the 1.95 mill request to fund a bond for school updates and renovations.

If passed during the May 3 election, the bond will reaise $33,635,000 and would provide funding for multiple years that would allow the district to complete improvements to elementary, middle school and high school, including safety and security updates, renovation of the oldest classrooms and corridors at the high school, construction of a community auditorium, athletic facility updates and a chance to address aging building systems in every building.

According to Superintendent Jeff Mount, MCC property owners are currently paying the lowest debt tax rate in recent history due to the payoff of previous bond debt. If approved by voters on May 3, the tax rate will be near that of 2015, a 1.95 mill increase over the current debt rate, which equals approximately $8.13 per month for every $100,000 in assessed taxable property value.

“The Mason County community has been incredibly supportive to our schools; in return we have been fiscally responsible with the investment and we continue to maintain the facilities to best of our ability leveraging outside funds where we can and providing the best possible programs and learning environments for our kids,” Mount said. “This bond issue would allow us to address issues that are beyond our annual budget. With voter support, we will be able to responsibly address aging infrastructure, safety and programmatic needs across campus.”

Complete details about the bond projects are available on the district’s website, www.mccschools.org, under “Bond Proposal Information.”

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