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Community Bond Meetings: Oct 26 & Oct 27

Community Bond Meetings: Oct 26 & Oct 27

Please join us on

Wednesday, October 26 (4-5 p.m.) or (7-8 p.m.)
OR
Thursday, October 27 (4-5 p.m.) or (7-8 p.m.)

We will be sharing some facts about the bond proposals on the November 8 ballot.  A question and answer period will be included to assist you in learning what you need to know to make an informed vote.  See you in the NHS Cafeteria!  If you have questions, please contact Superintendent Paskewicz at 363-6861 or mpaskewicz@nvps.net .

NVPS - Adavanced Copy of Superintendent's November Letter to the Community

NVPS - Adavanced Copy of Superintendent's November Letter to the Community

Dear Families, Community Members, Staff, and Students:

 …….NORTHVIEW.  I first heard the phrase “We are Northview” from a now retired teacher who had served the Northview community for over 30 years.  She was responding to my question “why is there such a strong emotional and spiritual bond between the Northview community and its schools?”

Bond Proposal Tax Calculator Is Live

Bond Proposal Tax Calculator Is Live

The "tax calculator" is now up and running on the front page of the district webpage - www.nvps.net.  This is a very accurate estimate of what it will cost individual tax payers if both proposals pass.  

This is the net tax increase after filing State and Federal tax returns.  It takes into account the new Michigan Public Act 38 conditions (passed by the legislature earlier this year).Try it out with your data and inform others that it is on the webpage and is user friendly.  

You simply indicate which township you live in (Ada, Plainfield, Grand Rapids), enter your annual household income, the taxable value of your home (1/2 the assessed value), indicate if you are 65 or older (yes/no), and if you itemize your taxes (yes/no).  All these items are in blue boxes.  Then look to the green boxes below to see you "net tax increase" for the year and how much per month.

Bond Election November 8, 2011 - Q & A Continued....

Bond Election November 8, 2011 - Q & A Continued....

We have two bond proposals on the November 8 ballot.  You vote on each proposal separately.  Additional information regarding the bond proposals may be found on our website at www.nvps.net.

Proposal 1 - Critical for Learning - Academics, Arts, Technology

Proposal 2 - Quality of Life - Activities and Athletics.

Here are two of ten "Questions and Answers" that are most frequently discussed.


Q:  What is on the November 8, 2011 Ballot?

A:  There are two proposals on the ballot.  You vote on both proposals separately.  Proposal 1 – Critical for Learning – Academics, Arts, and Technology.  Proposal 2 – Quality of Life – Activities and Athletics.  Ballot language may be found on our web page www.nvps.net.

A citizens’ committee “Friends of Northview Public Schools” has been formed to provide community members with information regarding the need for the bonds.

Voter Registration: Wed., Oct. 5

Voter Registration: Wed., Oct. 5

Voter Registration at Northview High School on Wednesday, October 5 between 10:55 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Registration table is in the main hallway near the Counseling Office. Public welcome!

Visit http://nvps.net/ for additional information.

Community Bond Meetings: Oct 26 & Oct 27

Community Bond Meetings: Oct 26 & Oct 27

Please join us on

Wednesday, October 26 (4-5 p.m.) or (7-8 p.m.)
OR
Thursday, October 27 (4-5 p.m.) or (7-8 p.m.)

We will be sharing some facts about the bond proposals on the November 8 ballot.  A question and answer period will be included to assist you in learning what you need to know to make an informed vote.  See you in the NHS Cafeteria!  If you have questions, please contact Superintendent Paskewicz at 363-6861 or mpaskewicz@nvps.net .

Two examples of public schools that work

Two examples of public schools that work

I was a member of the town hall audience at WOTV 8 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and serve the Northview Public Schools community as superintendent of schools.  When the 15 year old high school student posed a question to Governor Snyder regarding public schools, his answer started with a comment I have heard him make many times - "public schools in Michigan are broken.  Its been about the adults and not the kids."  I continue to be troubled by his comments and I believe he is making a broad generalization based upon a smaller group of schools that may fall into the statements he makes.

Here are two examples of "public schools that are not broken" that happened today in Northview.  I hope they provide our Governor with some stories of public schools that work.  There are hundreds of examples in Northview alone.