Thanks for your support to keep our kids Safe, Warm and Dry!
On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, voters in the Alpena Public School District approved a zero (0) mill increase to provide enhancements to school district facilities.
Every project in the bond proposal was reviewed and approved by the Michigan Department of Treasury. All renovations and upgrades will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The information on this page is provided to make sure members of the community understand the proposal and how the approved funds are being used to improve our facilities. Check back frequently as new information will be added as the scheduled voting day approaches.
Security, Boilers, Roofs
Just like a homeowner, Alpena Public Schools maintains its facilities to the best of our ability using available funds. Even with the best of care however, any roof will eventually leak, and any boiler will begin to show its age and lack of efficiency. When a roof or heating system gets beyond its life expectancy, it becomes an obligation to address the problem. Homeowners often seek home improvement loans to fund these expenses. School districts must ask voters.
Our buildings see thousands of students through their doors every year. We want to provide a great learning environment for them, and keeping kids dry and warm is an absolute must. Part of the March 10, 2020 bond proposal was to address our old boilers and many failing roofs. The document below lists the age of the existing boilers and roofs around the district.
Safety of our students is our highest priority. This commitment demands that we follow best practices in making sure that our buildings are secure. Each school within the district will receive upgrades to improve our ability to monitor student safety through the installation of carefully placed indoor and outdoor security cameras, and to maintain orderly access to all our facilities by constructing secure entryways.
Bond Project List
Now that the March 10, 2020 bond proposal has been approved by Alpena Public Schools voters, a number of projects will be completed at each school. The focus of these projects is to improve student safety, replace many outdated and inefficient heating systems, and address all the old roofs around the district.
Below is a list of projects to be completed. Questions about the projects can be directed to Superintendent John VanWagoner at 989-358-5042.