Swartz Creek voters approve nearly $50 million in security improvements

Published: Nov. 7, 2018 at 9:25 PM EST
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(11/7/18) - Swartz Creek residents have given the green light to $48 million in improvements to the school district.

Voters approved the bond Tuesday that will be used to improve security and upgrade facilities in Swartz Creek Community Schools.

Superintendent Ben Mainka said work will be done on every building in the district. New security cameras, digital locking systems and barricade devices are some of the plans for the district.

The first task is making sure there is oversight in place for how the money is spent.

The three-year project is expected to start this spring.

The bond is the first that voters have approved for Swartz Creek Community Schools since 1970. It was pared down after voters rejected a $90 million project in 2008.

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