TK Bond Projects in Planning Phase

Voters approved a $6 million bond issue earlier this year for Thornapple Kellogg Schools but most work won’t be visible until next year.

The summer has been spent planning the projects with the construction management firm Owen Ames Kimball and, most recently, the work that goes with the selling of the bonds, said Superintendent Tom Enslen.

“Next summer is when you’ll see things start to change,” he said.  It is possible security upgrades will take place during Christmas break of classroom doors at McFall, Lee and Page elementaries, the Learning Center, the middle school and the high school, Enslen added.

The bonds also will pay for building renovations, technology upgrades and eight new buses. This includes the replacement of several parking lots, driveways and sidewalks, the football field and the track.

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