School Board considers proposal

During Mondays night's school board meeting the Port Huron School district's steering committee presented the board with their recommendations concerning area schools and the need for major facility upgrades and improvements, to provide 21st century learning environments for students. Jeff Wine, Co-Chair of the Steering Committee, says students are not prepared for the future. The committee recommended to the board that a two question bond proposal be submitted to voters in May of next year, totaling $152 million. Under the proposal, $68 million would be used for assessment costs, such as; HVAC systems, bathrooms, ceilings, and floors. $24 million would go towards 21st century learning environments. $17 million for a new Kimball Elementary. As well as $13 million for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math enhancements. If the bond is approved by the board, and by voters in May, every school in the district would see upgrades and enhancements. Compared to other local school districts such as Marysville and Yale, Port Huron has far lower millage rates. The board will make their final decision on Dec. 7th.