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A bond issue approved by voters will pay to replace Dublin Elementary in the Walled Lake (Mich.) district.

$316 million bond proposal approved in Walled Lake (Mich.) district

Money will pay for a replacement elementary school and significant upgrades at a high school.

Voters in the Walled Lake (Mich.) district have overwhelmingly approved a $316 million bond proposal to upgrade school facilities.

The Oakland Press reports that the district plans to replace the 91-year-old Dublin Elementary in White Lake and make significant improvements at Western High School in Walled Lake.

The bond issue won support from 69 percent of those voting—7,219 approved the bond, compared with 3,220 who opposed it.

The bond request was the largest of many school bond referendums on the ballot Tuesday in Michigan.

At Western High, the district plans to create a collaborative learning environment with a modern commons/cafeteria area, upgraded academic areas, updated athletic spaces, new restrooms and other improvements.

Other upgrades across the district include improved heating and ventilation systems, roof and window replacements, restroom and locker room renovations, and parking lot and sidewalk repairs.

Elsewhere in Michigan, voters in the Rockford district approved a $174 million school improvement bond that will pay for a new elementary school and expansion of four other buildings to address enrollment growth, The Grand Rapids Press reports.

But in the East China district, voters rejected a $148 million request that would have paid for construction of a consolidated middle/high school campus and conversion of a middle school to an elementary, The Voice reports.

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