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2024 Bond

Building Opportunity Ensuring Tomorrow Bond 2024

Over the past two decades, our partnership with the community has allowed our students and graduates to make a difference across our region and around the world. The district and community have worked together to ensure strong programs in academics, the arts, and athletics. Our facilities have been well maintained, making our community a destination that attracts new families moving into the region.

As we look to the future, the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools’ Board of Education continues to ensure that our facilities and programs reflect excellence. Just as houses and businesses maintain their facilities and update technology, so has our school system.

With that in mind, the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools’ Board of Education approved moving forward with a $250 million bond election May 7, 2024 during their February Board of Education meeting. This proposal will result in a decrease in the millage rate.

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Walled Lake Western
Vote May 7, 2024

Bond History

Over the past two decades, our community has supported bond proposals in 2019, 2013 and 2004. As a result of their past investment, our district and our students have been able to thrive.

Commitment to Excellence

Areas of Focus

  • Fiber optic network updates across the district
  • Security updates in every building
  • Public address system improvements
  • Renovated performing arts spaces
  • Elementary playground improvements
  • Athletic facility upgrades
  • Digital signage at all schools
  • Paving and roofing projects across the district
  • Upgrades to Walled Lake Central and Walled Lake Northern High Schools' learning environments to support enhanced programs and student opportunities

Cost Saving Upgrades

  • Heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system upgrades will provide significant savings.
  • Replacing existing lighting with LED fixtures will provide considerable energy cost savings.
  • Emergency backup generators will allow the district to continue instruction when there is a power outage.
  • Significant service and repair costs will be saved with the new technology systems, the multi-function copiers, and many other new systems.
  • New energy management systems will conserve energy and significantly reduce energy and utility costs.
WLCSD Bond 2024 Focus Areas - Safety & Security, Programs, Technology, Infrastructure
Artist rendering of the entry of new Wixom Elementary

New Wixom Elementary

The 2024 Bond includes a brand new Wixom Elementary School. It will result in a state-of-the-art facility as well as improved storm water management measures, right of way improvements, and traffic safety devices.

Tax Impact

WLCSD Bond 2024 Tax Decrease | Current - 4.13 | If proposed bond passes - 4.05

Walled Lake Consolidated Schools' debt payments, which have been reduced over time, will result in a tax reduction in 2025. The timing of the proposed bond will allow the district to make the proposed improvements; keep its debt among the lowest in the area.

Debt Millage Comparison

WLCSD Bond 2024 Debt Comparison | HVS - 7.00, South Lyon - 7.00, Waterford - 6.75, Novi - 6.50, West Bloomfield - 6.15

Did you know? No bond monies can be spent on salaries or benefits. The funds generated by this bond cannot be used for general operating budget expenses.

Early Voting Information

Prospective voters who register beginning 14 days before an election (in this case, April 22, 2024) MUST register in-person, at their local Clerk’s office, with residency verification.

Absentee Ballots are available at local Clerk’s Offices until 4 p.m. the Monday prior to an election. The 4 p.m. deadline is a statutory hard stop.

Dates and Times

Early voting is open nine (9) consecutive days prior to the election, but not on the Monday prior to the election. 

  • April 27: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • April 28: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • April 29: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • April 30: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • May 1: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • May 2:12 - 8 p.m.
  • May 3: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • May 4: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • May 5: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Early Voting Locations

All – County-wide Central Early Voting

Waterford Oaks Activity Center
2800 Watkins Lake Rd. Waterford, MI 48328
 

Commerce, Walled Lake, Wixom, Wolverine Lake
Commerce Twp. Community Library 
180 E. Commerce Rd.
Commerce Twp., MI 48382

 

Novi
Novi Civic Center          
45175 Ten Mile
Novi, MI 48375
Farmington Hills
Costick Activities Center
31555 W. Eleven Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

 

White Lake
Highland Twp. Hall Auditorium
205 N. John Street
Highland, MI 48357

 

West Bloomfield and Orchard Lake Village
WB Twp. Public Library Main campus 
4600 Walnut Lake Rd.
WB Twp., MI 48323
Dublin Elementary Ribbon Cutting
Dr. Bernia touring bond construction project
WLW staff at groundbreaking