GWINN, Mich, (WZMQ) – Gwinn schools are in need of renovation and the district proposed a 45.55-million-dollar bond to combine the three buildings into one.
The bond proposal was voted down in yesterday’s election and school administrators said they are working diligently to address the concerns of the community and meet the needs of the schools.
“We can’t quit, we won’t quit,” said Gwinn Area Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Sara Croney, “but we have to listen carefully because those concerns that are out there have to be answered. We understand that and we respect that.”
Gwinn Middle/High School Principal Brad Pfluger said that without the bond, one of the elementary schools will likely need to be closed to meet financial needs.
“Closing the building is going to be a topic of conversation,” said Pfluger, “That’s a probable thing coming down the road. We need to right size our school buildings and our school district as a whole so that’s going to be a big topic of conversation.”
Gwinn Schools administrators said they hope to be moving forward with a new plan by this May.