Did an outside agency verify Chippewa Valley Schools’ need for a bond issue?
A. Yes. The Michigan Department of Treasury reviews and qualifies the need for the district’s bond projects. School districts must submit detailed bond applications to the state where they undergo a comprehensive 30-day review process. According to state law, bond proceeds must be audited. Q. How will the proposed bond monies be used? A. Here is a look at how the proposed 2010 bond monies would be spent: Q. Our last bond issue was in 2004, why do we need another bond issue now? A. Our enrollment has increased substantially during the last 5 years. In 2004 when the bond was passed, Chippewa Valley had 14,300 students. Today we have almost 16,000 students. New interactive technologies have been developed that dramatically improve student learning, and graduation requirements and state benchmarks have become even more rigorous. This bond proposal will provide us with the resources necessary to provide our students with the latest in instructional technology, keep our school buildings up-t