2022 Bond Information and Updates

     
 

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May 19, 2022

Dear Families and Community Members of Holly Area Schools, 

Thank you for supporting the 2022 Bond Proposal that will help us continue to prepare all Bronchos for the jobs of tomorrow. I am excited to announce a schedule of bond construction projects through 2026 funded by the voter-approved 2022 Bond. 

The $97 million bond will fund new and enhanced learning environments, districtwide building and site improvements and safety upgrades to help prepare all Bronchos for careers and success.

The 2022 Bond will include:

  • A new middle school with increased classroom space, career lab, and enhanced fine arts and athletic facilities,
     
  • Enhanced learning environments districtwide, including fine arts, athletics, instructional technology, and a new construction trades center, and
     
  • Replacement of worn playground structures and septic systems, new fire protection upgrades and more safety improvements.

Currently, the district is completing projects from the 2018 Bond, including the East Student Parking Lot at Holly High School (scheduled for completion by Fall 2022).

The 2022 Bond Projects will go through several phases including design, state approval, bidding and construction. Preparations are underway for each of the projects, including meetings with architects, engineers, construction managers and facility consultants. Working with these experienced experts, we’ve created a bond project timeline to best serve the needs of our district. 

The project team reviewed several factors in developing the project schedule, including: 

  • Status of remaining/past-useful-life equipment, systems and materials
  • Identifying buildings with largest-scale projects
  • Maximizing on-site time of contractors
  • Awareness of districtwide equity issues
  • Available bond funds in each series

2022 Initial Launch of Projects

  • Davisburg Elementary and Rose Pioneer septic system
  • Tennis courts
  • PA (Public Announcement System); sound and clock systems
  • Replacement of West Lot High School parking lot and bus loop
    • Design process begins Summer 2022 
    • Anticipated start of construction: Summer 2023 
    • Goal of project completion: Fall 2022

High School Construction Trades Center and Marching Band Practice Field 

  • Design process begins Summer 2022 
  • Anticipated start of construction: Fall 2023 
  • Goal of project completion: Winter 2024 

(New) Holly Middle School at Karl Richter Campus 

  • Design process begins Summer 2022
  • Anticipated start of construction: Fall 2023
  • Goal of project completion: Fall 2025

Relocation of district administration offices to Sherman Campus 

  • Anticipated move date: Summer/Fall 2025 
    • Includes opportunities for new civic and community programs at Sherman Campus 

Holly Middle School track and athletic fields at Karl Richter Campus 

  • Design process begins Summer 2022
  • Demo of current KRC Building begins Summer 2025
  • Anticipated start of construction: Fall 2025
  • Goal of project completion: Fall 2026

Outdoor classrooms and replacement of worn playground structures

  • Design process begins Summer 2023
  • Anticipated start of construction: Summer 2024
  • Goal of project completion: end of Summer 2024

Holly High School Athletic Stadium track surface replacement and turf athletic field 

  • Design process begins Spring 2023
  • Anticipated start of construction: Spring 2024
  • Goal of project completion: Fall 2024

Holly High School baseball/softball field parking lot

  • Design process begins Winter 2024
  • Anticipated start of construction: Spring 2025
  • Goal of project completion: Fall 2025 

Holly High School Auditorium upgrades

  • Design process begins January 2025
  • Anticipated start of construction: Summer 2026
  • Goal of project completion: Fall 2026

Planning for each of the large bond projects will begin approximately one year before construction, including programming, schematic design, design development, final construction documents and state review. During the design phase of select projects, building principals/directors will seek input from students, staff and parents.

I am very excited to see our bond projects take shape, which will help us continue providing all students with new and diverse learning opportunities that prepare them for the competitive modern workforce. We will periodically provide updates on the status of our bond projects throughout the construction schedule. 

Again, thank you for helping us continue to make Holly Area Schools a great place for students to learn, grow and thrive. Your continued investment in our district helps ensure a safe, nurturing learning environment that helps all Bronchos achieve and succeed. 

For ongoing updates on projects, please visit our website.

Sincerely,

Scott M. Roper, Superintendent – Holly Area Schools

PDF DocumentHAS 2022 Bond Project Timeline

 
     

 


 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
CONTACT: Christopher Behnan, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, (248) 767-4377

Bond approved to prepare all Bronchos for success

Bond to fund critical safety improvements, create new learning opportunities for all Bronchos


HOLLY, Mich. — Voters on Tuesday approved a $97 million bond that will fund new and enhanced learning environments, districtwide building and site improvements, and safety upgrades to help prepare all Bronchos for careers and success with no tax rate increase to property owners.

“Our amazing community has again demonstrated its generosity and commitment to the success of all Bronchos, and I would like to personally thank them for passing this bond that will help us continue to prepare all students for the jobs of tomorrow,” said Scott Roper, Holly Area Schools superintendent. “Our community’s investment in our Bronchos will also help us continue providing a safe, nurturing and welcoming learning environment that helps prepare all students for bright futures.”

The bond will fund:

  • A new middle school with increased classroom space, career lab, enhanced fine arts and athletic facilities,
     
  • Enhanced learning environments, including fine arts, athletics, instructional technology, and a new construction trades center, and
     
  • Replacement of worn playground structures and septic systems, new fire protection upgrades and more safety improvements.

Holly Area Schools continues to demonstrate fiscal accountability and responsibility in its use of tax dollars. Over the past 15 years, the district has saved taxpayers nearly $6 million in interest costs by refinancing outstanding bond debt. The district has also improved its Standard & Poor’s credit rating from an “A-” to an “A.”

“The trust of our community to make wise use of their tax dollars is the cornerstone of our continued success and ability to serve the unique needs of all Bronchos,” Roper said. “We will continue to demonstrate fiscal accountability and responsibility as these projects get underway.”

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PDF DocumentHAS Bond Approval Press Release