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Shall Okemos Public Schools, Ingham County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Two Hundred Seventy-Five Million Dollars ($275,000,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for the purpose of:

erecting, furnishing and equipping a new elementary school building; erecting, furnishing and equipping a new middle school
building as an addition to Chippewa Middle School; erecting, furnishing and equipping additions to school buildings; remodeling,
equipping and re-equipping and furnishing and refurnishing school buildings; acquiring, installing, equipping and re-equipping school buildings for instructional technology; purchasing school buses; and preparing, developing, improving and equipping playgrounds, play fields, athletic fields and facilities and sites?


The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2023 is 2.49 mills ($2.49 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a 0 mill net increase over the prior year’s levy. The maximum number of years the bonds of any series may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is thirty (30) years. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 6.21 mills ($6.21 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).

The school district does not expect to borrow from the State to pay debt service on the bonds. The total amount of qualified bonds currently outstanding is $23,095,000. The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is $0. The estimated computed millage rate may change based on changes in certain circumstances.

(Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited and the proceeds cannot be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries, or other operating expenses.)


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The bond proposal will be on the November 8, 2022, ballot. Below is a comprehensive breakdown of the ballot language: 

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