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Nearly $16 million in improvements set to welcome back UCS students
Nearly $16 million in bond improvements will welcome UCS students for 2021-22 school year
Posted on 07/24/2021
Jeannette Junior High Media Center

An improved learning environment is in store for UCS students this fall, thanks to nearly $16 million in recent bond-funded renovations.

The projects were set into motion by a $155 million bond issue approved by voters in November 2018.

“The investment our community is making in its schools has a direct impact on our learning environment,” Superintendent Robert Monroe said. “This investment is making a difference by funding improvements through the bond issue’s focus areas: enhancing safety, improving technology and addressing the long-range facility needs of Michigan’s second largest school district.”

The nearly $16 million in bond-funded projects this summer include:

  • New secure entryways at six district schools that requires all visitors to directly enter the through the school office area. Currently, all UCS school entrances are locked with a camera-entry system. Visitors must identify themselves to school office personnel prior to entry. 
  • Infrastructure improvements as identified in the district’s long-range improvement program, including parking lots, roofs, and heating and cooling system upgrades at sites across the district. A major renovation effort will also be in place for Jeannette Junior High School.
  • Replacement of 11 school buses.