March 6, 2018 declared YesMason! Day
MASON, MI – The passing of the Mason Public Schools Bond proposal will build stronger, smarter, safer Mason Public Schools. The City of Mason and the Mason School Board both believe in strong schools and know that outstanding schools build outstanding communities. At a joint recognition ceremony on February 12, The City declared March 6, 2018 YesMason! Day.
Ensuring that the community fully understands the components of any bond proposal is a large undertaking. Reaching those who do not have students in schools can often be the most challenging part of any bond campaign. The YesMason! team spent countless volunteer hours developing materials, attending events to share information and promoting community forums to their neighbors. In addition, nearly every weekend, and some weekdays, groups went door-to-door explaining the needs of Mason Public Schools and how the bond proposal will bring needed improvements that support student learning.
Kurt Creamer, Mason Public Schools Board President shared, “Our volunteers really made the difference in the campaign to support a stronger, smarter, safer Mason Public Schools. We felt it was necessary to recognize the YesMason! team for the countless hours they put in to support our children and our community.”
The proclamation stated “This group of highly dedicated and skilled community members pulled together to form an advocacy committee to promote the passage of the Mason Public Schools’ $69.7 million bond proposal on November 7, 2017, organizing a variety of activities designed to inform voters about the bond election and advocating for bond passage, including door-to-door campaigning, event planning, yard signs, and direct mail to promote a positive message about the proposal.”
On November 7, 2017, Mason residents passed a $69.7 million bond proposal to build a stronger, smarter, safer Mason Public Schools. The proposal includes significant improvements to safety and security, technology, site circulation, HVAC and mechanical and facility upgrades at all of the district’s buildings as well as the purchase of new buses.