Jenison students make video supporting district’s bond proposal

Posted at 4:52 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 16:54:27-04

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. -- A creative group of kids in Ottawa County are hoping voters will think about their educational needs when they head to the polls tonight.

Students at Jenison Public Schools only want one thing form adults who are voting: to vote "Yes" on their school's bond proposal.  They say parts of their schools are outdated and they want it to change.

A group of children got together and put their request on video.  In the video, the kids state what the school needs: security, safety and space.

Jenison parent Jessica Miller says if passed, the $25 million proposal would update the school with new security cameras, security entries and new school buses.   Some of the buses have over 200,000 miles on them.

Miller says it's time for a change, but the best part was watching how much fun the kids had making the video.

"We just sat them all down and just said 'say your lines,'" Miller said.  "We had people in the background pointing and when to say it and it took a few takes but we had fun with it."

Miller says if the proposal is passed, taxes will not increase.  The bond is not a renewal, it is a continuation of the last one.