School bond proposals dominate today's ballot decisions in metro Detroit

A look at what voters will see at the ballot box
Posted at 6:23 AM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-19 11:44:34-04

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) — Election Day has arrived in Michigan and ballots will have proposals ranging from marijuana to roads, but perhaps the most common sight on this year’s ballots will be bond proposals for local schools.

In metro Detroit, there is no shortage of high-dollar bonds that have the potential of changing the future of education.

In Walled Lake, the district is proposing a $316 million bond proposal. Last week, the superintendent pointed to a number of shortcomings inside schools from siding falling off the elementary school to breaker boxes being used as makeshift light switches in one classroom.

“We have a great staff, great parents and a great community,” said Ken Guzman, the Walled Lake Consolidated School District Superintendent. “Awful building.”

In St. Clair County, a $148 million bond proposal would overhaul the entire East China School District consolidating three high schools and two middle schools to a single campus on a plot of land near Meisner and King Roads.

Here’s a rundown of the costs voters are being asked to consider at the ballot box this year, with links to the full ballot language:

Wayne County

 Oakland County

 Macomb County

 Livingston County

 Monroe County

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 St. Clair County