BLOOMFIELD HILLS (WWJ) – Voters in Bloomfield Hills will on Tuesday consider a bond issue on how to merge Andover and Lahser high schools.
Opponents say the $58 million proposal for a combination of renovations and new construction on the existing Andover campus is too expensive.
Lahser High School junior Michael Banerian says Birmingham renovated its high schools instead of building a new one.
“Seaholm and Groves are older than Lahser and Andover, and what the Birmingham School District did was they renovated,” Banerian said. “They kept up with those buildings, and they’re beautiful buildings and it just goes to show what you can do when you renovate your buildings as opposed to just scrapping it and building a whole new one.”
Superintendent Robert Glass says if the bond issue is defeated, there will be one high school on two campuses. And he says this will be the last time the district will go to the voters on this issue.
This most recent bond issue is over $20 million less than one that failed in 2010. The school will merge whether the issue passes or not.
In Ann Arbor, voters will decide on a $46 million high-tech upgrade. Garden City & Oak Park have police & fire millage votes.
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