Mt. Pleasant Public Schools $45 Million School Bond Proposal

Mt. Pleasant Public Schools is asking voters to pass a bond worth more than $45 million for 15 years. It would be an extension of a bond passed in 2016 this year.

“We need to make some important improvement to our infrastructure so we can keep students safe and keep them in school,” said Jennifer Verleger, Superintendent Mt. Pleasant Public Schools.

The bond would help chrome books for every student to take home.

“For the last year and a half with the pandemic, we were able to check out devices to students, but they had to return them, or we were able to give one device per household, said Jennifer Verleger, Superintendent Mt. Pleasant Public Schools.

The bond would also help improve infrastructure. Verleger says that the five elementary and middle schools in the school district do not have air conditioning.

Some of the money would also help update athletic facilities, including the weight room and football stadium.

“Properly funded schools not only help the student but it also helps the community. We’re preparing them to meet the challenges of today’s society,” said Brandon Horn, Mt. Pleasant Resident.

But not everyone is on board with the new spending.

“The things they are asking for they don’t need necessarily, and we are already paying off other bond issues we need to reign in the spending at this time,” said Dawn Betha. Mt. Pleasant Resident.

Voters in Mt. Pleasant will vote on the School bond proposal on November 2nd.

Categories: November 2021 Election