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 On Aug. 6, there will be a critical decision made by our community, transforming Fenton Area Public Schools (FAPS) over the next decade. This decision will directly impact the teaching and learning that occurs each day within our school community.

 For the last 10 years, FAPS has been able to maintain our facilities and pay for major repairs due in part to the sinking fund. The current tax levy of 1 mill generates the needed revenue to maintain our current sinking fund short- and long-term projects, while protecting our general fund. 

 The new proposal of 2.25 mills will allow us to maintain these facility projects, while also placing updated heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) in all six buildings and create an annual revenue source to help us meet our ever increasing needs in the areas of school security and instructional technology.  

 Great communities build great schools and great schools strengthen great communities. 

 The sinking fund proposal on Aug. 6 is an opportunity for our community to continue the much needed support to ensure our schools remain in top notch shape, build upon the bond of 2014 to strengthen our progressive teaching, and keep our students safe.

 I would like to invite you to our informational meeting at the administration building Thursday, July 25 from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.  I will be happy to provide information needed to fully understand what this sinking fund proposal means to our community.

 Additional info available at www.fentonsinkingfund.com.

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