April 20, 2012
I know that we have given you
a very steady drip of information about the upcoming bond election.
Well, maybe it feels like a fire hose open all the way.
point in time it may feel like we have gone overboard with our effort
to provide information to you and the community at large. However, in
the November 2011 Bond election, over 1,700 parents who were registered
to vote did not make it to the polls and I am trying to reach as many
people as possible with factual information regarding the bond proposal.
For those of you who, as one person shared with me, "get it" - thank
you. For those of you who are just now finding time to read the piled
up emails - thanks for putting May 8 on your calendar.
Please pass along the following information about the May 8 Bond Election to your circles of influence.
REMEMBER TO VOTE ON MAY 8, 2012. The bond
proposal being placed before voters is more than a replacement pool. It
is also a major renovation of the athletic/activities wing of the high
school. The renovations to the athletic/activity wing and tennis
courts are estimated at $5 million. The new pool and diving area is
estimated at $6.9 million.If approved by voters this will ensure the entire
high school is in good shape for the next 30 years.
- Did you know that our boys and girls swim teams were awarded Academic All State Honors this year?
- Did you know that our boys basketball team was awarded Academic All State Honors this year?
- The athletic wing
lobby and concessions are renovated. The lobby also serves as space
for lunch periods during the school day.
- Team and physical
education locker rooms are renovated and improved.
- Hallways, stairs, and
elevator areas are renovated allowing for safety and security
- Renovations allow for
the athletic/activity wing of the high school to be used on
weekends. Allows for increased community use on the weekends.
- The existing
40-year-old pool is filled in and space is renovated into a fitness
center complete with weights and fitness machines. This space will be
available to community members for use at designated times during the
- Renovation of the
existing tennis courts.
- A new 8-lane
competition pool and diving area, including locker rooms and spectator
balcony. It allows for increased time for community open
swim, community swim teams, rental by YMCA for programs, 4th grade drown
proofing, physical education classes for lifetime fitness, Kent County
Sheriff Department water rescue training, and continuing the female/male
high school and middle school swim teams that help us address Title IX
- Did you know
that a Northview household with residents under age 65 who do not itemize
taxes would invest $6.13 per month if the May 8 bond is approved by
- Go to www.nvps.net and click
on the "tax calculator" to get an estimate of what your
investment would be.
Sincerely and With Great Respect,
Mike Paskewicz, Superintendent
Northview Public Schools