School improvement millage appears on ballot again

Sunday Times Newspaper

RIVERVIEW — When they go to the polls in August, voters here will see a familiar bond measure.

A revamped school improvement millage for Riverview Community Schools will be on the August primary ballot after failing in February.

The 30-year levy proposal has been trimmed to $32 million from $43 million and some of the features that appeared in February, like a new cafeteria and gym at Riverview High School and a new cafeteria at Seitz Middle School, have been eliminated.

The February proposal was itself trimmed from recommendations stemming from a 2007 facilities assessment recommendation totaling $93 million.

The levy still includes district-wide technology improvements, roof and window replacements and security improvements.

If passed, the school improvements would be the first major ones in the district in nearly 20 years.

At prior school district meetings, trustees said they will not put the ballot on the November issue should it fail in August.