GALESBURG-AUGUSTA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS


2021 BOND PROPOSAL
VOTE BY NOV. 2, 2021!

About

On Nov. 2, 2021, Galesburg-Augusta residents will be asked to consider a bond proposal to support Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools. 

The district held stakeholder meetings and conducted surveys to establish a three- to five-year facilities improvement plan focused on supporting student education programing.

FUNDS GENERATED
$14.7 million
for district improvements
FUNDS GENERATED
$14.7 million
for district improvements
 

Quick Facts

TAX IMPACT
$5 per month
for the average taxpayer
(+1.2 mills)
WHY NOW?

The district needs additional space at the Primary School and High School. To reduce class sizes, add programs and reduce overcrowding at the Primary School, the district temporarily moved fourth-grade classrooms into the Middle School and eighth-grade classrooms to the High School. Consequently, these grade shifts created a strain on classroom space at the High School.

 

By creating increased student opportunities, such as our STEAM joint venture with Eaton-Cummins, coding and robotics programs, G-A students will graduate with the skills needed to be successful adults in their careers and communities.

 

The current low-interest rates allow the district to reduce borrowing costs, reducing the millage rate for taxpayers.

FUNDS GENERATED
$16.5 million
for district improvements
 

DISTRICT PLAN

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PRIMARY SCHOOL
$4.26 million

  • Construct four (4) fourth-grade classrooms and STEAM/project-based learning classroom

  • Add secured-entry vestibule at the Early Learning Center

  • Create drop-off loop for Preschool and Wrap-Around Program

  • Remodel adjacent spaces affected by new additions

  • Update equipment, furniture and technology

HIGH SCHOOL

$6.37 million

  • Add multi-purpose instructional activity area allowing flexible area for academics, project-based learning, STEAM, alternative PE offerings, student performances, career fairs, robotics, drama, band, flag corp, sideline cheer, guest speakers, state testing and community use

  • Provide space for tournaments and athletic practices

  • Reduce need for late-night practices

  • Remodel existing spaces, including weight room, team room, STEAM and robotics

  • Update equipment, furniture and technology

  • Add three new buses to replace older fleet

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ATHLETIC FACILITY
$5.88 million

  • Add multi-purpose athletic field for track and field events, cheer, PE classes, soccer, football and community walking track

  • New bleachers, press box, sound and lighting, ticketing space, restrooms, concessions and storage

  • Construct new parking lot and walkways at stadium, baseball and softball complex

  • Create Maskill legacy area for past and future G-A athletes/teams

 
 
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Tax Impact

Follow the link below to input your taxable value for an automatic calculation of the annual tax increase. 

Surrounding Millages

The comparison below of surrounding district millage rates illustrates
Galesburg-Augusta is the second-lowest for its 2020 debt levy.

CONTACT US

123-456-7890  |  info@mysite.com

500 Terry Francois Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

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VOTER INFORMATION

ABSENTEE BALLOT


You no longer need a reason to vote absentee. Absent voter ballots offer a convenient way to vote instead of attending the polls on election day.

How to get an absentee ballot

You can download an Absentee Ballot application, fill it out, print it, sign it, and then take it to your township clerk. An absentee ballot will be mailed to you after Sept. 18. The Absentee Ballot application and details on how to vote absentee are available at the link below:

 


VOTER REGISTRATION


Are you registered to vote?
To take part in the November election, you must be a registered voter. If you registered in the past and haven’t moved from your current township, you’re all set—you don’t have to register again. You can register to vote up until election day; however, within the 14-day period immediately preceding an election, you must appear in person at their city or township clerk’s office and provide proof of residency.

Not sure if you’re registered? 

 

How to register
You must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old by election day and a resident of Michigan and the township where you’re applying to vote. After Oct. 19, you can register in-person up until 8 p.m. on election day at the township clerk’s office with proof of residency.

WHERE TO VOTE

Precincts

Charleston Township Hall  

1499 S. 38th Street  

Galesburg MI 49053

City of Galesburg City Hall
200 E Michigan Ave

Galesburg, MI 49053

Comstock Township, Precinct #1

Galesburg Baptist Church

10100 Shadowlane Ave.

Galesburg, MI

Ross Township, Precinct 1A

Augusta Village Hall
109 W. Clinton St.

Augusta, MI

Pavilion Township, Precinct 2

Country Christian Evangelical Church

9286 S. 36th Street
Scotts, MI  49088

 
 
 

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US!

If you have any question, need additional information or would like to set up a tour, please contact Superintendent
Wendy Somers at 269-484-2000 .