JPS Millage Proposal

By: News 10
By: News 10

One community wants to fix up its schools--- and it's turning to voters for the money to do it.
Jackson Public Schools is asking voters to approve a $16.6 million bond in November's election.
The millage would cover building upgrades, like roof replacements and new electrical and heating systems.
The millage would also cover technology upgrades and new buses.
Click on the link below to learn more, including which schools would be affected.

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  • by Rosanna Location: Jackson on Oct 23, 2009 at 10:47 PM
    I know how to come up with most the money! Get rid of Jeff Huey and Rod Walz. The manager of the Enviro Clean can do everything he does and more. I don't see why we pay him(Jeff)200,000 a year to tell people to turn off the lights? If the staff worked together with the custodians they could do it with out either one. so yeah lets add more taxes so we can afford to pay the high up lazy people.
  • by Nikki Location: Jackson on Oct 11, 2009 at 05:19 AM
    I hope they don't do what our schools here did...they passed a millage for the schools, which was fine until a few months later the truth about where some of the money went came out & now we are all stuck paying higher taxes for this millage. They put plasma TVs in the weight room for the jocks. Why did they need PLASMA TVs? Wouldn't cheaper ones do just fine? They also put in a brick memorial area on the football field....was that absolutely needed? I think that money would of been better spent expanding the school's small library. Or putting air conditioning or ceiling fans in the elementary school where classrooms reach 100 degrees in the Summer. Nope plasma TVs are more important than giving kids a better selection of books or keeping them cool so they can stay comfortable while learning.
  • by David Location: Michigan on Oct 10, 2009 at 11:45 AM
    This is a no brainer vote no
  • by matt Location: Mi on Oct 10, 2009 at 03:12 AM
    Since so many are not working,on unemployment,welfare,or are in debt just trying to pay bills and eat.This is NOT the time to ask many for anything.When times were better,schools should of been taken care of as it was needed.Now economy has put many into poverty.Mi has cut spending to schools and people just have to say no also.I think voters will say NO.A lot of homes need fixed up too.We don't see that happening.Many homes set empty also.So no more fixing properties either.It just brings up tax values.Same will be for schools,then people will be asked for more money.Something so many don't have.
  • by Rose Location: Jackson on Oct 9, 2009 at 12:23 PM
    As much as I would like to support this millage I can not. Why? Simple economics. I can't afford it. And neither can many of my fellow Jacksonians. Jackson is one of the highest in unemployment in the state with the highest unemployment. What does the school board not understand about this?
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