As our current Strategic Plan will soon expire, it's time to reflect on where we've been, what we value most, and the next steps we will take together to propel our district forward.
Bloomfield Forward will:
- Continue the tremendous work already begun by the current Strategic Plan.
- Continue our Master Property Planning, which has been conducted in phases for the last several years.
- Answer the question, "What is the most appropriate investment to make in our preschool - 8th grade buildings long-term?"
Master Property Planning
Since the 2014-2015 school year, Bloomfield Hills Schools has engaged in the community in a Master Property Planning process. This Master Property Planning is determining the best use for the buildings and properties no longer housing specific school programming as of September 2015.
On May 8, 2018, voters in Bloomfield Hills Schools will be asked to consider a .7165 mill, six-year sinking fund replacement (to replace the existing sinking fund, set to expire in December of 2018). A sinking fund is a savings account into which a local school district can deposit voter-approved local millage revenue in order to pay cash for the most urgent building projects or repairs as they arise. Sinking funds provide districts with a cost-effective alternative to borrowing or bonding for some expenditures because they require none of the associated legal fees or incurred interest.
Since the start of the current strategic plan, the district has had several community outreach programs and information programs such as "Ask Rob", "Coffee Chat", and "Did you Know?"