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Onekama Voters to Decide on School Bond Proposal

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People living in the Onekama school district will decide on a bond proposal in Tuesday's election.

The district says it would generate about 4.7 million dollars.

The bond proposal for the Manistee County district would cover maintenance, facility improvements, and technology.

The superintendent says the older part of the building needs repairs to the roof. Money from the bond would replace the boilers that are about 24-years-old. It would upgrade the security system at entrances and update technology district wide. The bond would also make some improvements to the facility, like building bathrooms for the football field.

The superintendent says if you have $100,000 in taxable value and an $80,000 household income the proposal would cost you $68 a year.

Nobody we talked to who is against the proposal would go on camera. They say their taxes are already too high and that the district should have planned ahead for the repairs.

Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Jeff Blevins have more from Onekama.

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