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On February 20, 2014, the Novi Board of Education passed a resolution to place a bond proposal on the May 6, 2014 election ballot. The Board is asking voters to consider a $70.9 million bond to improve all schools across the district. The proposed bond would not increase the current millage rate.

The ballot language is located here.

In June 2013, the Board of Education contracted with Plante Moran Cresa to perform an assessment of all district facilities and sites in conjunction with school district staff. Plante Moran performed the assessment of technology with district staff, while the assessment of buses and furniture and equipment was performed by district staff. The assessments identified both short and long-term needs. The detailed Facility Assessment Report was presented to the Board of Education in December 2013.

A Sustaining Excellence Steering Committee was formed, comprised of staff, parents, and community members, to review and make suggestions regarding the report. The committee met for eleven hours over four nights. Three community meetings were held to discuss the report and receive community feedback.

“The Novi Community School District has outstanding facilities and resources,” said Superintendent Dr. Steve Matthews. “The goal of the proposed bond is to sustain and enhance our capital assets so that we can continue to provide the highest quality educational experience for our students and our community.” 

“This proposed bond would allow the Novi Community School district to confidently move forward and meet the needs of the students in our district,” said Dr. Matthews. “Novi is one of the highest achieving districts in the state. This proposed bond would allow us to sustain that excellence and serve our students well.”

The bond election is scheduled for May 6, 2014.

Questions may be e-mailed to or by calling Dr. Steve Matthews or Steven Barr, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations, at (248) 449-1200.