2019 Bond Proposal

Ballot Box

Board of Education Authorizes a Bond for November Ballot

The Richmond Community Schools Board of Education has approved placing a $38.7 million bond proposal on the November 5th ballot to fund improvements at all Richmond Community School facilities.


Click HERE for the August 12, 2019 News Release

Click HERE for a copy of the documents submitted to the Macomb County Elections Clerk on August 13, 2019 at 8:37a.m. (e.g. Certification of Ballot Proposition and Board of Education Resolution).

Click HERE to take the Bond Survey





FAQ ​Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Click HERE for the latest version (updated 09-03-19) of the Frequently Asked Questions document.

"Got a Question?"  Click HERE to submit questions regarding the November 5th Bond Proposal.  Questions will be read by the Administrative Team and responses will be added to the Frequently Asked Questions document.


Tax Calculator Graphic ​Tax Calculator

Voter approval of the bond proposal will increase the current tax rate by a projected 1.45 mills and cost the average Richmond homeowner about $12 per month.

Enter your information in the "Tax Calculator" below to determine how the Bond proposal will impact you.

http://www.pfmtaxcalc.com/RichmondCommunitySchools

The increase in taxes could potentially be offset by the Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit.  Below is a summary of the revised Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit:

Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit
– Households that pay homestead property taxes greater than 3.2% of their annual income may also be eligible for the Michigan’s Homestead Property Tax Credit.  Eligible households may deduct up to 60% (up to 100% for senior citizens, please see the senior credit table below) of the millage increase cost up to a $1,500 Homestead Tax Credit limit.  The eligibility for the credit begins to decrease after household income exceeds $51,001 and ends completely after the household income exceeds $60,001.  Please see below the general reduction table and senior credit table below:

 

General Credit Reduction


Senior Credit

Resources

% of credit


Resources

% Credit

$51,000

100.00%


$21,000

100%

$51,001

90.00%


$21,001

96%

$52,001

80.00%


$22,001

92%

$53,001

70.00%


$23,001

88%

$54,001

60.00%


$24,001

84%

$55,001

50.00%


$25,001

80%

$56,001

40.00%


$26,001

76%

$57,001

30.00%


$27,001

72%

$58,001

20.00%


$28,001

68%

$59,001

10.00%


$29,001

64%

$60,001

0.00%


$30,001

60%



ES Display Board
Bond Scope for Will L. Lee Elementary School


New Construction
Pre-K Addition at southeast wing
Four (4) classroom addition at southwest wing
Two (2) classroom addition at northeast wing

Site Work
New parking lot north of building
Remove and replace standard duty asphalt pavement
Remove and replace heavy duty asphalt pavement
New sidewalks at bus drop off
Stormwater - detention
Site work at new additions

Remodeling
Replace roof section 3, 4, 5, and 6
Asbestos abatement
Remove and replace acoustical ceiling tiles and grid
Remove and replace vinyl composite and carpet flooring
Replace select pieces of food service equipment

Mechanical Work
Replace office roof top unit with DX cooling
Replace Media Center roof top unit with DX cooling
Replace Computer Room roof top unit with DX cooling
Replace Gym roof top unit with DX cooling
Replace Cafeteria roof top unit with DX cooling
Replace cabinet heaters at entrances
Replace duct mounted coil units
Replace boilers
Provide split system for Classroom 103 and 105
Replace exhaust fans
Rework energy management controls

Electrical
Remove and replace lighting with LED
Remove and replace Gym lighting with LED 
Replace clock system
Replace fire alarm system
Replace PA system
Install electric hand dryers
Upgrade service for DX cooling
Install emergency generators for kitchen

Fixtures Furnishings & Equipment
Budget: $107,500

MS Display Board
Bond Scope for Richmond Middle School


New Construction

No new addition

Site Work
New parking lot north of building
Remove and replace standard duty asphalt pavement
Remove and replace heavy duty asphalt pavement
Stormwater - detention
Replace 6' fence at ball field, east of building

Remodeling
Replace roof sections 10, 11, 12, and 13 - end of 2023
Asbestos abatement
Remove and replace acoustical ceiling tiles and grid
Remove and replace vinyl composite and carpet flooring
Remodel and recongifure Main Office at secure entrance
Remodel for STEAM room
Remodel to add two classroom at Media Center
Remodel Shower Rooms and add additional storage
Replace select pieces of food service equipment
Remodel Art Room
Remodel storage Room to Concessions
Remodel and relocate weight room
Replace classroom corridor doors and frames
Replace balance of interior doors and frames
install band instrument storage
Replace lockers in locker room

Mechanical Work

Replace Office roof top unit with DX cooling
Replace classroom roof top unit with DX cooling
Replace make-up air unit at kitchen
Replace cabinet heaters at entrances
Replace space zone dampers
Replace boilers
Provide split system for Classroom 103 and 105
Replace exhaust fans
Rework energy management controls

Electrical
Remove and replace lighting with LED
Remove and replace Gym lighting with LED 
Replace clock system
Replace fire alarm system
Replace PA system
Install electric hand dryers
Upgrade service for DX cooling
Install emergency generators

Fixtures Furnishings & Equipment
Budget: $380,500
HS Display BoardBond Scope for Richmond High School

New Construction

Auxiliary gym addition

Site Work
Expand parking lot south of Auditorium wing
Remove and replace standard duty asphalt pavement
Remove and replace heavy duty asphalt pavement
New sidewalks at main entrance
Remove and repalce select sidewalk across campus
Remove and replace select concrete curb and gutter across campus
Replace parking lot poles at Auditorium
Replace parking lot pole heads with LED across campus
Football fielf synthetic turf
Dugouts
Sitework at addition
Stormwater - detention
Replace 6' fence behind football bleachers

Remodeling
Replace roof section 1, 3, 10,11, 12, 13, and 14 - end of 2023
Asbestos abatement
Remove and replace acoustical ceiling tiles and grid
Remove and replace vinyl composite and carpet flooring
Remodel former Robotics space to classrooms
Remodel new Robotics area
Remodel new weight room and showers
Replace select pieces of food service equipment
Replace Art Room casework
Remodel Kiln Room
Replace classroom corridor doors and frames
Replace balance of interior doors and frames
Install additional full height display cases
Replace lockers in locker rooms

Mechanical Work
Replace office roof top unit with DX cooling
Replace Media Center roof top unit with DX cooling
Replace Locker Room roof top unit with DX cooling
Replace Gym roof top unit with DX cooling
Repalce make up air unit at kitchen
Replace cabinet heaters at entrances
Replace duct mounted coil units
Replace boilers
Provide split system for 2 IDF rooms
Replace duct diffusers in Gym
Replace Art Room sinks
Add cooling to Auditorium AHU (e.g. Band, Art, and Choir Room)
Replace exhaust fans
Rework energy management controls

Electrical
Remove and replace lighting with LED
Remove and replace Gym lighting with LED 
Replace clock system
Replace fire alarm system
Replace PA system
Add sound system in Choir Room
Install electric hand dryers
Upgrade service for DX cooling
Install emergency generators for kitchen

Fixtures Furnishings & Equipment
Budget: $232,904
Instructional Technology(K-12): $500,000



Athletic Fields

School Construction ​Bond Scope for Transportation


New Construction

No work in this section

Site Work
Remove and replace standard duty asphalt pavement at Roosevelt Civic Auditorium
Remove and replace heavy duty asphalt pavement at bus garage
Stormwater - detention

Remodeling
No work in this section

Mechanical Work
No work in this section

Electrical
Remove and replace lighting with LED

Buses
Replace five (5) buses


Roads and Parking Lots Proposed to be Replaced in Bond

Paved Areas Replaced

Orange SquareOrange Square Campaign

Beginning August 26, 2019, prior to Blue Devil Days, and then again on October 7, 2019, items throughout all the buildings will be labeled with an orange square sticker that read:
 
 Orange Square

Presenter GraphicBond Presentations, Meetings, and Informational Booth/Tables

Monday, August 19, 2019
Blue Check Mark7:00 PM - Choir Booster Meeting in the Choir Room at the High School

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Blue Check Mark7:00 PM - Fall Sports Athletic Parent Meeting in the High School Auditorium

Monday, August 26, 2019
Blue Check Mark8:00 AM - High School Auditorium for all Staff
Blue Check Mark5:00 PM - High School Auditorium for Grade 9 and 12 Students and Parents
Blue Check Mark6:30 PM - High School Auditorium for Grade 10 and 11 Students and Parents
Blue Check Mark7:00 PM - Superintendent's Update during Board of Education Meeting

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Blue Check Mark5:00 PM - Middle School Gymnasium for Grade 4 and 5 Students and Parents
Blue Check Mark6:30 PM - Middle School Gymnasium for Grade 6, 7 and 8 Students and Parents

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Blue Check Mark5:00 PM - Elementary School Cafeteria for Grades K and 3 Students and Parents
Blue Check Mark6:30 PM - Elementary School Cafeteria for Grade 1 and 2 Students and Parents

Monday, September 2, 2019
Blue Check Mark6:30 PM - Lenox Township Board Meeting - Public Comment

Tuesday, September 3, 2010
Blue Check Mark5:00 PM - Elementary School Cafeteria for Preschool Students and Parents
Blue Check Mark7:00 PM - City of Richmond Council Meeting - Public Comment

Friday, September 6, 2019
Blue Check Mark1:00 PM - 8:00 PM - An informational tent will be available for information and to answer questions about the Bond.

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Blue Check Mark10:00 AM - 8:00 PM - An informational tent with representatives from the District will be available to provide information and answer questions about the Bond.
  
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Blue Check Mark10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - An informational tent with representatives from the District will be available to provide information and answer questions about the Bond.
Blue Check Mark1:30 PM - Grand Parade Informational Literature

Monday, September 9, 2019
Blue Check Mark7:00 PM - Superintendent's Update during Board of Education Meeting

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Blue Check Mark7:00 PM - Casco Township  Board Meeting - Public Comment
7:30 PM - Columbus Township Board Meeting - Public Comment

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Blue Check Mark7:30 PM - Richmond Township  Board Meeting - Public Comment

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Blue Check Mark9:00 AM - "Door-to-Door" informational literature distribution through the District 

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Blue Check Mark1:00 PM - Community Bond Presentation (Auditorium) and Building Tour 

Monday, September 16, 2019
Cancelled - 11:30 AM - Senior Citizens Luncheon in the Culinary Arts restaurant.  By invitation and RSVP only.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Blue Check Mark11:30 AM - Senior Citizens Luncheon in the Culinary Arts restaurant.  By invitation and RSVP only.
Blue Check Mark12:15 PM - Richmond Rotary Club
Blue Check Mark6:30 PM - Richmond Lions Club at the VFW Hall

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Blue Check Mark11:30 AM - Senior Citizens Luncheon in the Culinary Arts restaurant.  By invitation and RSVP only.
Blue Check Mark3:00 PM - Will L. Lee Elementary School PTO Meeting
Cancelled 4:30 PM - Senior Citizen Dinner in the Lobby of the Auditorium.  By invitation and RSVP only.

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Blue Check Mark11:30 AM - Senior Citizens Luncheon in the Culinary Arts restaurant.  By invitation and RSVP only.
Cancelled 4:30 PM - Senior Citizen Dinner in the Lobby of the Auditorium.  By invitation and RSVP only.
Cancelled 7:00 PM - Richmond Band Booster meeting at Richmond Middle School

Friday, September 20, 2019
Blue Check Mark11:30 AM - Senior Citizens Luncheon in the Culinary Arts restaurant.  By invitation and RSVP only.

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Blue Check Mark9:00 AM - "Door-to-Door" informational literature distribution throughout the District 

Monday, September 23, 2019
Blue Check Mark7:00 PM - Superintendent's Update during Board of Education Meeting

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Blue Check Mark9:00 AM - Coldwell Banker Realtors

Blue Check MarkWednesday, October 2, 2019
3:00 PM - Will L. Lee Elementary School PTO Meeting

Blue Check MarkWednesday, October 9, 2019
5:00-8:00 PM - an informational table will be step-up in the entrances of each building.

Blue Check MarkThursday, October 10, 2019
5:00-8:00 PM - an Informational table will be step-up in the entrances of each building.

Blue Check MarkMonday, October 14, 2019
7:00 PM - Superintendent's Update during Board of Education Meeting

Saturday, October 26, 2019
9:00 AM - "Door-to-Door" informational literature distribution through the District 

Saturday, November 2, 2019
9:00 AM - "Door-to-Door" informational literature distribution through the District 

Ballot Box ​Ballot Language

                                            RICHMOND COMMUNITY SCHOOLS       

                                                          BONDING PROPOSAL

Shall Richmond Community Schools, Macomb and St. Clair Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Thirty-Eight Million Seven Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars ($38,710,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for the purpose of:

erecting, furnishing, and equipping additions to and remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, and equipping and re-equipping school buildings and other facilities; acquiring and installing instructional technology in school buildings; purchasing school buses; and preparing, developing, and improving athletic fields and facilities and sites?

The following is for informational purposes only:

The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2020 is 2.45 mills ($2.45 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a 1.45 mills net increase over the prior year’s levy. The maximum number of years the bonds of any series may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is twenty (20) years. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 4.18 mills ($4.18 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 amount of qualified bonds currently outstanding is $13,725,000. The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is $0.00. 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.)


Approved Document Documents Submitted and Received from State Treasurer

Click HERE for copy of the Application for Preliminary Qualification of Bonds

Click HERE for a copy of the State Treasurer's Approval


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