GALESBURG - AUGUSTA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

2021 BOND PROPOSAL

VOTE MAY 4, 2021!

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On May 4, 2021, Galesburg-Augusta residents will be asked to consider a bond proposal to support Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools. 

The district has convened many stakeholder meetings and surveys in order to determine a 3-5 year plan that would allow the district to continue to improve the facilities that support our student educational programming. 

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

Quick Facts

TAX IMPACT
+1.5 mills
or $6.25/month for the
average taxpayer
WHY NOW?

Space is very limited at our Primary School.  We had to move the 4th-grade students to the middle school and 8th-grade students to the High School. This remains a temporary fix until we can raise funds to build additional classrooms at the Primary School.

Improvements will also increase the pride of our students and the total community. A vibrant school community entices growth, stimulates the local economy and keeps families in the district. A must for our small and family-oriented school district to survive and thrive!

 

By increasing the number of opportunities students receive such as our STEAM joint venture with Eaton-Cummins, coding, and robotics programs, all G-A students will graduate with the skills needed to be successful adults in both career and their communities.

Lastly, the current low-interest rates allow the district to reduce borrowing costs which in turn reduces the rate for taxpayers. 

FUNDS GENERATED
$14.99 million
for district improvements
 

DISTRICT PLAN

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PRIMARY SCHOOL

$3.96 million

  • Construct four 4th-grade classrooms and a STEAM/project-based classroom

  • Add a new secured entry vestibule at the Learning Center in the back of the PS

  • Revamp existing parking lot for 3-year old Preschool and Wrap-Around Program creating a drop off loop

  • Remodel adjacent spaces affected by the new additions

  • Upgrade technology for both projects

  • Update equipment, furniture, and technology as needed

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HIGH SCHOOL

$6.37 million

  • Add a multi-purpose instructional activity area allowing flex area for academics during the day, 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

  • The addition will eliminate late-night practices for sport and provide space for adding tournaments and spring sport practices

  • Remodel of existing spaces including weight room, team room, STEAM and Robotics

  • Update equipment, furniture, and technology as needed

  • Add three new buses to replace the older fleet

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ATHLETIC FACILITY

$4.66 million

  • Add a multi-purpose athletic field for track and field events, PE classes, soccer, football, and community walking track. The facility will include bleachers, a press box, sound and lighting, ticketing space, restrooms, concessions, and storage

  • Construct a new building for restrooms, concessions, storage, and ticketing

  • Add new paved areas including sidewalks and required parking

  • Construct Coach Maskill legacy area for past and future G-A athletes/teams. Community donations will be sought

 
 
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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 that 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 March 20. 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 May 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 April 19, You can register in-person up until 8pm 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 .