2015 Bond Information
Welcome to the 2015 Berkley Schools Bond Proposal website.
This section of the website contains details about the Bond Proposal, meeting dates, cost, ballot language, frequently asked questions, history, and information from each building. Click on the links to the left for more details.
Thank you, voters!
Berkley Schools Bond Proposal Passes!
The unofficial bond election results have been posted by Oakland County.
68.06% voting in favor of the proposal, 31.94% voting against the proposal
See the bond voting results
We are deeply gratified to have received the support of the community for this proposal. We are also very grateful that this vote demonstrates the community's ongoing support for the direction of the Berkley School District. We are very fortunate to be in a community that believes in and supports great public schools. We'll continue to work hard every day to support and challenge our students and provide them with great learning experiences.
I also want to thank those hundreds of community members who served on the Strategic Plan Committee, the Stakeholders Facilities Committee, the Yes Committee and those who endorsed this plan, e-mailed their friends and neighbors, held coffees, or participated in any other way. This was very much a community-driven plan, a community that always keeps the best interests of its children at the center of things. It is wonderful to be part of such an outstanding community.
With deep gratitude,
Berkley School District
2015 Bond Updates
2015 Bond Proposal Details
$58,950,000* to invest in critical infrastructure replacement, district-wide technology upgrades, security and safety improvements, and classroom and program upgrades for aging school facilities. Election on May 5, 2015.
* The bonds will accrue interest over time, increasing the total investment, much like mortgaging a home.
These improvements are based on:
- Goals outlined in the Vision 2020 Strategic Plan (2013) (needs link)
- Findings of the Comprehensive Academic Spaces, Facilities and Technology Needs Assessment (2013-2014) (needs link)
- Guiding Principles developed by 70-person Community Stakeholder Committee comprised of students, educators and residents of all ages from across the district. (2014)
Technology Upgrades and Proven Educational Technologies
- Interactive classroom projection systems
- Classroom sound amplification system
- Telephone and PA systems with cellular signal boost for emergency responders
- Building-wide secured Wi-Fi
- District-wide data network and technology system upgrades
- Upgrade building access entry systems
- Upgrade security camera systems
- Upgrade fire alarm systems
- Remodel, relocate or enlarge main entrances district-wide to improve access control from the main office
Classroom Upgrades and Related Building Improvements
- Improve air quality, fresh air and temperature controls for student comfort and energy efficiency
- Replace classroom and corridor finishes as required by other work
- Update select educational furniture and equipment
- Relocate, renovate or construct select art, design and music space as needed to provide adequate space for growing and changing STEM, art, vocal and instrumental programs
- Renovate or relocate select classrooms, resource rooms, learning specialists and therapists currently in undersized rooms
- Renovate select middle and high school computer labs and media center space to provide modern, flexible space for collaboration and exploration
Critical Infrastructure Upgrades
- Heating, ventilation, ductwork, controls and piping
- Provide air conditioning at the high school for summer program and community use
- Replace obsolete electrical system components
- Replace lighting to improve learning environments and energy efficiency
- Remodel select restrooms and replace obsolete and worn plumbing fixtures and piping
- Replace select doors, windows, roofing, railings and exterior steps
- Correct site drainage where needed
Informational Meetings: All Meetings at 7 pm
- February 23 Community Informational Meeting, BHS Auditorium
- March 4 Pattengill Info Mtg & Tour, Media Ctr
- March 5 Norup Info Mtg & Tour, Media Ctr
- March 6 Tyndall Info Mtg & Tour, Kiva
- March 10 AMS Info Mtg & Tour, Media Ctr
- March 11 Rogers Info Mtg & Tour, Media Ctr
- March 12 BHS Info Mtg & Tour, Collaborative Ctr
- March 16 Angell Info Mtg & Tour, Media Ctr
- March 18 Burton Info Mtg & Tour, Media Ctr
- Ballot Language Adoption, February 9
- Absentee Ballots Ready, March 21
- Last Day to Register to Vote, April 6
- Last Day to Pick Up an Absentee Ballot, May 2 at 2 pm
- Election Day, May 5
2015 Bond Fact Sheet
2015 Bond Fact Sheet FAQs
Oakland County School District Homestead Tax Rates
2015 Application to Treasury (PQA)
Berkley Needs Assessment: Tabs 1 and 2
Berkley Needs Assessment: Tabs 3 thru 7
Berkley Needs Assessment: Tabs 8 thru 12