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News and Notes: Special Sinking Fund Edition

Keep Up The Momentum

I saw the excavator lift the first scoops of asphalt from the WLES parking lot this morning.  Shortly after that project started, a crew was onsite to start the playground demolition. Wow, I thought.  Yesterday, the lot was full of cars and the playground loaded with kids. Today, a whole new look and a whole new set of priorities and timelines all aimed at making our schools better places for our kids this coming fall.

Thank you to everyone who has been supportive of these projects.  Many of the projects scheduled this summer are long overdue. They were planned prior to the passing of a 2016 sinking fund initiative.  A moment in time in our district’s history where I felt a good deal of pride. I felt people willing to invest in their hometown schools.  I am proud to see the work begin and to eventually show off that investment with a new school year full of kids using new facilities.

Please take some time to evaluate the information we are providing as we ask voters to continue the sinking fund.  The ballot initiative will be up for a vote on August 7, and its passage will allow us to keep up the momentum we have built in the past couple of years.  This sinking is a bit different than the last one. We can do more than just fix potholes and drains. New laws allow us to use the fund to purchase actual technology devices which are critical features of teaching and learning nowadays as well as use funds to address and security or safety needs. This request directly impacts the classrooms and security of our buildings.

Let’s keep up the momentum and make our schools great places to be Trojans.

Here are some resources to learn more about the 2018 Sinking Fund.

WLPS Sinking Fund Web Page: This is the best place to get all the information you need about the need for the sinking fund, the plan and other important information to take into consideration.

WLPS Sinking Fund Facebook Event Page: Join the event to get continuous updates on the 2018 Sinking Fund as well as invite other WLPS voters to remind them of the vote and help share more information with them.

Facebook LIVE Q & A: I’ll be hosting two Facebook LIVE Q & As where I’ll be answering frequently asked questions about the sinking fund and questions submitted in advance by voters. The first one is next Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. and the second one is on August 1, 6:30 p.m. Just head to the Whitmore Lake Public Schools Facebook page those days and times to watch the live stream. Have a question you would like answered pertaining to the sinking fund? Submit it HERE before next Wednesday.

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