Bond 2020





Hamtramck Public Schools Bond—Vote on August 4, 2020

On August 4, Hamtramck residents will be asked to vote on a Hamtramck Public Schools bond proposal. The $35 million, 7 mill proposal would allow HPS to make improvements throughout the district and construct a new school building to strengthen the learning environment.

The bond would allow the district to:

  • Eliminate portable classrooms by constructing a new, 37,000-square-foot three-story elementary building with new furnishings and technology
  • Improve conditions across the district by adding new classrooms, replacing mechanical systems to provide air conditioning in instructional areas, upgrading electrical service, replacing exterior windows, and remodeling restrooms
  • Expand the community center to include a new fitness center and multi-purpose room that will be open to local residents

The district aims to minimize the financial impact on the community. The proposed bond is 7 mills or $7 per $1,000 dollars of a property’s taxable value. For an average home with a property value of $50,000, the tax increase would be about $175 or lower per year – or less than $15 per month.

If you have any questions regarding the proposal, please contact Superintendent of Schools Jaleelah Ahmed at 313-872-9270 or send an email to jahmed@hamtramckschools.org.

To register to vote, obtain an absentee ballot or view your sample ballot, visit https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8716_8726_47669---,00.html.

If approved by voters on August 4, 2020, the following projects will be completed at each

school:

New Dickinson West Elementary School

  • Demolish portable classrooms (all 10 which currently serve as the elementary building

    with the exception of a few rooms that are shared in the adjacent Kosciuszko Middle

    School)

  • Construct New Dickinson West Elementary School (approximately 37,000 SF – this

    building will be constructed to attach to the existing Kosciuszko Middle School).

  • New furnishings
  • New instructional technology
  • Minor site improvements

 

Dickinson East Elementary School

  • Upgrade mechanical system to provide cooling throughout instructional areas
  • Upgrade electrical service
  • Replace exterior windows
  • Remodel restrooms

 

Holbrook Elementary School

  • Upgrade mechanical system to provide cooling throughout instructional areas
  • Upgrade electrical service
  • Replace exterior windows
  • Remodel restrooms

 

Early Childhood Elementary

  • Upgrade mechanical system to provide cooling throughout instructional areas
  • Upgrade electrical service
  • Replace exterior windows
  • Remodel restrooms

 

Tau Beta School

  • Demolish existing house adjacent East of school to prepare for dedicated early

    education green space without crossing the street.

     

    Kosciuszko Middle School

  • Upgrade mechanical system to provide cooling throughout instructional areas
  • Upgrade electrical service
  • Remodel restrooms

     

    Hamtramck High School

  • Upgrade mechanical system to provide cooling throughout instructional areas
  • Upgrade electrical service

    Replace exterior windows

    Remodel restrooms

  • Reduce size of pool locker rooms to allow for (4) new classrooms and (2) smaller

    remodeled locker rooms

  • Construct secure building addition to connect High School with Community Center
  • New furnishings for (4) new classrooms

     

    Community Center

  • Construct fitness center and classroom addition
  • Demolish and reconfigure main entry ramp and retaining walls
  • Site restoration and landscaping
  • Modern fitness room equipment
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