Bond Proposal Information for 2020
January 20, 2020
The Board of Education voted unanimously to place a $136M bond proposal, with no expected tax rate increase, on the May 5, 2020 ballot.
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Read the results of the Community Survey. The survey includes 599 responses.
January 13, 2020
Survey is now closed. See results above.
Zeeland Public Schools is proud of the continued growth across the district. Over the last eight years, ZPS enrollment has climbed by nearly 800 students! To understand the full context of such growth, a typical ZPS elementary building houses 400 students!
As the district evaluates the best method for adjusting for the positive growth rate, it has been determined that maintaining the current tax rate is an important factor to our community. Therefore, only options with a no tax increase are being considered at this time. The top three areas of concern include space for teaching and learning, maintaining our facilities for ten years, and safety and security in and around all school buildings.
The ZPS Board of Education will make a decision whether to place a bond proposal on the ballot for public vote at the January board meeting. Superintendent Cal De Kuiper has been, and will continue to speak with community groups and ZPS staff around the district about the possible growth options.
The community is invited and encouraged to speak with Cal De Kuiper at a community Q & A session scheduled for Wednesday, December 11 between 8 - 10 am or 5:30 - 7 pm. Both will take place at the Howard Miller Community Center in Zeeland.
You may also call the Office of the Superintendent at 616.748.3002 if you would like to further discuss.
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