Hemlock, MI – The Hemlock Board of Education has been working on developing a master plan for the school district with long range facility focus. The district partnered with architect firm, TowerPinkster and construction management firm, Wolgast Corporation to assess the facilities, work with stakeholders, and develop a path forward.

The current version of the master plan touches each school building, with safety and security, technology, fine arts, sciences, athletics, and has opportunities for more community engagement.

Superintendent Don Killingbeck said, “Although the district has a lower tax rate than most of the adjacent schools, it is important to keep taxes low and consider options that would not increase taxes.”

At a meeting on November 17, 2021, the Hemlock Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution to move forward with a tax neutral initiative with a scope that would improve facilities for all students.

In the coming months the district intends to host a series of informal meetings to help inform stakeholders and show how this will impact the school district and community.

Board President Matt Wesener said, “We are excited about the opportunity ahead to secure our districts future with the scope of this proposal.  It was important to us that we gather community feedback and also cover all the schools and student interest areas with the improvements. The most exciting aspect is what we can accomplish while positioning a tax neutral proposal for our community!”

 For more information about this or other positive happenings, please feel free to call (989) 642-5282.