Sees ballot question as vital to ensuring this growingly diverse school district succeeds
EquityPAC, a local organization working to increase the number of equity-minded policies, practices and officials in West Michigan, endorsed Wyoming Public School’s Bond Proposal, expressing their desire to ensure a district that is becoming more diverse succeeds. Should this bond pass, it would not increase local property taxes. The school district has proven that this bond can be paid for with existing revenues, and passing this bond will bring millions of dollars in for school building repair.
“Wyoming Public Schools is hoping to take on a new mortgage to pay for necessary upkeep and repair, and we full-heartedly support it,” said Jeremy Moore, EquityPAC Co-Chair. “Allowing this bond to pass will free up operating revenue to ensure money gets into the classrooms of this diverse school district.”
Wyoming has become increasingly diverse over the last few years. As the cost of living climbs up in Grand Rapids city-proper, many lower and middle income, black and brown families have found new homes in Wyoming and Kentwood. They are living, playing and raising their families there. Ensuring there is a modern, 21st Century public school system there is a must.
“Funding streams in addition to state and federal dollars are helpful to public schools,” said one EquityPAC member. “Wyoming is growing in population of students with high needs due to families being pushed out & priced out of GR. This sounds like a thoughtful alternative.”
About EquityPAC: EquityPAC formed in March of 2016 as an independent political action committee under the Michigan Campaign Finance Act (PA 388 of 1976). Their mission is to increase the number of equity-minded officials, policies, and practices in Michigan. To do this, they mobilize time and money to support equity-minded candidates and ballot initiatives, provide education and advocacy of equity-focused policies, and encourage direct citizen action to address a number of equity issues. Learn more at www.equitypacmi.com.