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Grand Rapids Public Schools bond passes

Posted at 9:08 PM, Nov 03, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Grand Rapids Public Schools bond proposal has passed.

The vote totals have been within a couple of percentage points of each other since tallies starting coming in. The final results has the issue passing 10,183 to 9,093 or 53% to 47%.

The bond  raises $175 million for school improvement, security, and technology in every school, with a focus on GRPS high schools.

The bond costs the average homeowner, based on a $100,000 home, about $8.58 per month. That totals about $2,500 over 25 years, the life of a standard bond.

A group of citizens mounted a robocall campaign against the bond issue.