The administration, Imlay City School Board and community members have diligently invested time and resources into professional research of our district’s needs. Everyone’s hard work has netted an exceptional opportunity for our children and the community’s future with continued support of the 6.5 mills bond that was established more than 20 years ago.
From a macro standpoint, there is no room for rebuttal on upgrading our children’s safety, updating learning to prepare for real time, technology-based careers and an investment for our greater community with a Performing Arts Center. Resisting the change for more advanced technology will only continue to set us back further. The school curriculum cannot remain outdated and it will need continuous updating.
In response to last week’s letter to the editor from Taxpayers Against School Waste, it is not true that a Performing Arts Center will sit empty 90 percent of the time. It’s nearly 2020 and we live in a community that is socially and emotionally connected with rapid growth in residential and commercial establishments. To remain competitive and allow for the greatest opportunity, we must continue to reinvest and reinvent ourselves as a district.
To the Taxpayers Against School Waste this isn’t “government seeking to spend all the money they can,” it’s called progress and the millage isn’t interrupting our budget. The reason Imlay City Schools is so successful and why this is such a great community to call home, is because we invest to have the best.

—Melanie Priehs,
Taxpayer for Bond Proposal
Imlay Township