Godfrey-Lee proposes bond to fix high school

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tarp covering top of school building

A June 6, 2019 photo shows progress at the site of the partial roof and wall collapse at Lee Middle & High School in Wyoming. (Godfrey-Lee Public Schools)

**Correction: The original version of this article contained inaccurate figures for the reconstruction of the collapsed section. We regret any confusion this may have caused. The text has been updated.

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Godfrey-Lee Public Schools is proposing a $17.3 million bond that would, among other things, rebuild a portion of the school that tumbled down last year.

In an informational meeting Monday, Superintendent Kevin Polston presented (PDF) a 30-year bond that, if passed, would cost the average homeowner in the district $5.50 per month.

In addition to fixing the damaged part of the building, the bond would pay to update classrooms, create a new band room, cafeteria and library, add parking, improve fire safety technology, and upgrade furniture and technology.

School board President Eric Mockerman told News 8 over the phone Monday that that the state must approve the language of that bond proposal before it can be placed on the ballot.

Assuming that happens, voters could cast ballots on the measure during the Nov. 3 general election. If they approve it, construction could wrap up in late 2023.

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