GENESEE COUNTY, MI — Some Genesee County voters will decide the fate of local school tax proposals in the November general election.
Proposals include a $55-million bond for Linden Community Schools and an operating millage renewal and sinking fund millage extension for Flushing Community Schools.
Linden Community Schools’ $55 million bond proposal
The Linden School Board originally voted to place the 25-year, $55-million bond on the May ballot, but the novel coronavirus pandemic prompted it to reschedule for the Tuesday, Nov. 3 ballot.
No changes have been made to the original proposal, and the net tax rate increase for residents remains at 1 mill. To reduce overall bond interest costs, the bonds will be sold in three series, district officials said.
If passed, the funds would go toward student safety and security, expanding and enhancing instructional spaces, remodeling, upgrading and constructing school facilities and upgrading technology, according to the district.