Bond passage will mean school improvements

BURTON — With the passage last week of the Bentley Community Schools Zero Tax Increase Bond Proposal by voters in the community, the district is expected to move ahead with the following improvements.

Facility Improvements

Replace boilers and drinking fountains at Barhitte Elementary; replace water heater at middle school; replace sections of roof at middle and high schools; install automatic temperature control systems; upgrade parking lots.

Safety and Communication

Install new fire alarm head end system and intercom at Barhitte Elementary; upgrade security alarm system at all buildings

Learning Environment

Update instructional technology and infrastructure; update the science labs and media center at high school; improve the stage area at the middle school

Athletic Upgrades

Upgrade field events areas; install new time clock per MHSAA guidelines; prepare stadium for home track meets.