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Grand Rapids Public Schools bond passes

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Grand Rapids Public Schools bond proposal has passed.

The vote totals have been within a couple of percentage points of each other since tallies starting coming in. The final results has the issue passing 10,183 to 9,093 or 53% to 47%.

The bond  raises $175 million for school improvement, security, and technology in every school, with a focus on GRPS high schools.

The bond costs the average homeowner, based on a $100,000 home, about $8.58 per month. That totals about $2,500 over 25 years, the life of a standard bond.

A group of citizens mounted a robocall campaign against the bond issue.


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  • Bob

    When do the tax increases stop? There is not going to be an increase in Social Security this year, but my property tax is going up. The tax on gas is going up and the cost to register my car is going up.

    Everything is going up except my income. What a deal !

  • Nic

    I can’t believe this passed, so glad I don’t live or work in GR. Pay more $ to support future racist who want Amerika to fall along with the white race

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