BCS Superintendent’s Note – November 2022

A November Note from our BCS Superintendent

by Patricia Robinson, Buchanan Community Schools Superintendent

We recently ended our first quarter and Parent-Teacher Conferences which were held November 2nd and 3rd were a great way for parents to communicate with their child’s teacher to receive a report on their child’s progress. Parent- Teacher Conferences are also a great way to build relationships with the teacher and offer personal insights which may support a child’s achievement. If you were not able to attend conferences, please connect with your child’s teacher so you are informed about your child’s progress. 

Vote on November 8th!

Voters in our school district will head to the polls on November 8, 2022, to vote on a bond proposal for Buchanan Community Schools. This bond will open access for our district to address facility improvements at our school buildings. Based on results from the survey and priorities developed by the school district, below is the list of improvements and additions the bond will fund. Note that all projects have been approved by the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Some Key Projects:

Moccasin Elementary School building renovation and expansion.

  • Renovate and Expand Moccasin Elementary:
    • Security Enhancements
    • Infrastructure Upgrades throughout the existing building   
    • Building expansion
    • New bus pickup and drop-off location
    • New playground equipment

High School Projects – Our facility study also identified areas at our high school building. We studied building a new school. However, at the cost of $55 million, this was deemed to be too expensive. Therefore, we are proposing the following updates to this building at the cost of $14.7 million.

  • Renovate and improve our 100-year-old Buchanan High School:
    • Security Enhancements
    • Infrastructure Upgrades throughout the existing building   
    • Renovation of Labs and existing classrooms
    • Reconfiguration of the Media center for better utilization
  • Sports Complex Improvements:
    • Resurfacing of the track and new turf field for expanded utilization of the space for football, band practice, and competitions

Overall, our students are moving along and progressing academically, our student programs such as athletics and band continue to receive honors for their high performances and our staff continues to create a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for our students and their families.

Go Bucks!

BCS Superintendent Patricia Robinson, Spring 2021, Photo from BCS

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