Buchanan Community Schools Bond

On May 2, 2023 the Buchanan Community Schools residents will have an opportunity to vote on a bond proposal. It would provide $34,756,000 for building and site improvements to address identified and ongoing facility projects based on facility assessments and community input and align grade levels based on similar growth and development stages.

Proposed Changes Moccasin and the High School Video

Informational Meetings and Building Tours

Local Media Coverage

Proposed Improvement Highlights

Moccasin Elementary

Moccasin Elementary School

  • Add an addition to the building to support an increase in students at Buchanan Community Schools
  • ADA-compliant bathrooms, classrooms, and school building
  • Install elevator and create safe parking and traffic flow
Buchanan High School

Buchanan High School

  • Improve and replace failing infrastructure
  • Modernize science rooms and equipment
  • ADA- compliant bathrooms and cafeteria 
  • Renovations to declining athletic facilities

Moccasin Elementary Improvements

Moccasin Elementary School Projects

  • Renovate and expand Moccasin Elementary which is 75 years old
    • Security enhancements
    • Infrastructure upgrades throughout the existing building   
      • Windows, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), roof, technology, restrooms, LED lighting
    • Building expansion
      • New classroom wing, elementary gym, media center, elevator
    • New bus pickup and drop-off location
    • New playground equipment
    • Elementary/Recreation Gym

Buchanan High School Improvements

High School Projects

  • Renovate and improve our 101-year-old Buchanan High School
    • Security enhancements
    • Infrastructure upgrades throughout the existing building   
      • Windows, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), technology, restrooms, LED lighting, corridor flooring
    • Science Lab renovations
    • Culinary Lab renovations
    • Renovation of existing classrooms
    • Reconfiguration of the Media center for better utilization
    • Cafeteria expansion 
  • Auditorium Repairs
    • Lighting upgrades
    • Sound system
    • New curtains 
  • Athletic field/facilities improvements
    • Auxiliary gym flooring 
    • Student Health and Wellness Center 
    • Track and football field repairs

Additional Bond Information

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Buchanan Referendum Update May 2023
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Tax Calculator

The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2023, under current law, is 3.20 mills ($3.20 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation). The maximum number of years the bonds of any series may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is twenty-four (24) years. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 3.75 mills ($3.75 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).

May 2023 Bond Proposal Estimated Impact on Taxpayers – 2 Mill Increase from Current Levy 

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Use the Tax Calculator below to estimate the net tax increase after consideration for the Michigan Homestead Tax Credit that may be applicable to some Taxpayers. Taxes may go up further than indicated due to increases in taxable value year over year.

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