Editorial: School building projects needed

The Tribune

The petition gathering process in the remonstrance against $24.7 million in proposed improvements at Brownstown Community Schools drew to a close Tuesday.

Results of that process — whether the district can proceed — won’t be known until mid-March, county officials report. That’s because they’ll need to confirm all the signatures on those yellow petitions for the proposals and those blue petitions against the projects.

As stated here earlier this winter, we think the community should support the projects. Yes, $24.7 million is a lot of money. But the district hopes to tap grants and other funding sources to mitigate the size of any bond sale to pay for the work and its effect on local property tax rates and those resulting property tax bills.

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