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Sandusky community schools
bond election information
February 24, 2015

Bonding Proposal

0.97 Mills (1st Year)
3.08 Mills (average over 10 years)

Shall Sandusky Community Schools, Sanilac County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Four Million Six Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($4,650,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, for the purpose of:

Acquiring, installing and equipping instructional technology and related infrastructure; partially remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, and equipping and re-equipping school district buildings; developing and improving the high school site; purchasing school buses; and remodeling and equipping the bus garage?

The following is for informational purposes only:

The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2015 is 0.97 mill ($0.97 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).  The maximum number of years the bonds may be outstanding exclusive of any refunding, is ten (10) years.  The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 3.08 mills ($3.08 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).

The school district does not expect to borrow from the State to pay debt service on the bonds.  The total amou nt of qualified bonds currently outstanding is $5,395,000.  The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is $-0-.  The estimated computed millage rate may change based on changes in certain circumstances.

(Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited, and the proceeds cannot be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries, or other operating expenses.)

Technology Upgrades:

  • Purchase instructional technology for students in grades 7-12
  • Purchase iPad technology for students in kindergarten and first grade (mini-labs)
  • Update non-instructional technology at both buildings (switches, servers, and wireless points)

  • Safety and Security Enhancements:

  • Replace P.A. systems at both school buildings
  • Replace phone systems at both school buildings
  • Replace/update security cameras at both buildings and the Bus Garage
  • Replace fire alarm system at the Elementary School
  • Install card access readers at both school buildings for after-hours entry
  • Remove asbestos piping from Elementary School gymnasium
  • Replace interior door hardware and locksets at the Jr./Sr. High School

  • Bus Garage:

  • Purchase two school buses

  • Sandusky Elementary School:

  • Replace the entire roof, including skylights
  • Replace fascia, soffits, and frieze
  • Replace existing roof ventilators
  • Upgrade the main electrical service
  • Add additional electrical receptacles in the classrooms
  • Replace windows in the North wing
  • Upgrade the former science rooms into classrooms (2 rooms to 3)
  • Fix under slab plumbing issues

  • Sandusky Jr./Sr. High School:

  • Replace roof with metal roof
  • Pulverize, shape, and pave all asphalt
  • Replace North drive out to Campbell Road
  • Upgrade the exterior metal doors in the gymnasium

  •  Impact of Bonding on Property Taxpayers

    Home Value $60,000  $80,000  $100,000  $150,000  $200,000  $300,000
    Taxable Value $30,000  $40,000   $50,000   $75,000  $100,000 $150,000
    Increase in Property Tax (first year)    $29.10   $38.80     $48.50     $72.75      $97.00   $145.50


     Please visit the following website to calculate the property tax increase on an individual property:


    Polling Location:
    Maple Valley Elementary School Cafeteria
    138 Maple Valley Street, Sandusky MI
    7:00 am - 8:00 pm

    WELCOME TO Sandusky Community SCHOOLS

    The mission of Sandusky Community Schools is to foster responsibility in all of our students through the development of knowledge, self-esteem, and citizenship.

    We believe that education is a process of human interaction through which individuals grow in their understanding and control of themselves and their environment, so that they may contribute their fullest to the development of society.

    To this end, we shall strive to:

    • Meet the individual needs of all students - physically, emotionally, socially, academically, and intellectually;

    • Provide comprehensive education to all students;

    • Support the growth of every district employee;

    • Involve parents as active partners in their child's education;

    • Promote community pride in our schools;

    • Communicate this philosophy to the staff and community to promote their understanding and support.

    What's New?

    sandusky jr. - sr. high school
    parking lot designations
    student pick-up / drop-off locations

    This year all student parking will be in the north parking lot. Students must register their vehicles with the office to receive a hanging parking permit that must be hung from the rearview mirror of the student’s vehicle. This permit is provided free of charge once the registration paperwork is completed. Please see the parking diagram and directions that have been included below that highlight changes to the pick-up/drop-off system.
    High School Parking