Bond Proposal Information

Montcalm Area Intermediate School District will be asking our communities to consider a bond proposal in the primary election on February 27, 2024.   We have been serving our communities since 1962 and we have never proposed a bond to our voters.  This will be the first time.

This request is for improvements and upgrades to our facilities district-wide, many of which address HVAC, mechanical, and electrical service needs.  We operate programs and services for students at the Montcalm Area Career Center,  Seiter Education Center, Montcalm Transitions Center, and Hamler Administration Building.  We also own the H.O. Steele Education Center. 

Montcalm Area ISD provides special education, career and technical education, and general education services to the districts of Carson City - Crystal, Central Montcalm, Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County, and Vestaburg, as well as Flat River Academy and Success Virtual Learning Centers. 

We proudly serve our communities and over 12,000 students in Montcalm County.

Our Service Area and School Districts in Montcalm County

Map of the school districts within Montcalm Area ISD.

Date of Election
This bond proposal will appear on the ballot in the primary election which will be held on February 27, 2024.  This is a county-wide ballot proposal.  It is the first time we have ever asked our communities to consider a bond proposal.   

Voting Precincts
This is a county-wide ballot proposal.  The Montcalm Area ISD encompasses all of the school districts in Montcalm County.  Therefore, this ballot proposal will be presented to every voting precinct within the school districts served by Montcalm Area ISD.  If you reside in one of those districts, this proposal will be on your ballot.  

Bond Amount
This request is in the amount of $36.8 million.

Millage Increase
This will be an increase of 0.65 mills for a 20 year term.  

Graphic showing bond amount, millage increase, and election date

This bond proposal will be presented to all registered voters residing in the service area of Montcalm Area ISD.  Our service area includes the school districts of Carson City - Crystal, Central Montcalm, Greenville, Lakeview, Montabella, Tri County, and Vestaburg.  All seven of our school districts encompass parts of bordering counties in their school boundaries.  

What does this mean?

  1. Any registered voter who resides in Montcalm County is eligible to vote in this election.
  2. Additionally, any registered voter who lives in another county but resides in one of these school districts is also eligible to vote.  

Our Service Area and School Districts in Montcalm CountyPicture of school district maps with Montcalm County overlay

Bond Request = $36.8 million

20 Year Term at 0.65 mills 

Proposed Allocations

Seiter Education Center

Montcalm Transition Center 

Montcalm Area Career Center

Hamler Administration Building

Seiter Education Center provides services for students moderately or severely impacted by their disability who reside in one of seven districts within Montcalm County and are unable to be successful in a less restrictive environment. Students are placed at Seiter Education Center through the IEP process and collaboration between ISD and school district teams.

Scope of Projected Improvements and/or Upgrades

  • Roofing Membrane (current roof - year 1993)
  • Trim, Fascia and Soffits
  • Exterior Walls
  • Corridors and Front Entrance
  • Classrooms and Office Spaces
  • Windowless Spaces
  • Building of New Addition
  • Renovation of Existing Space
  • HVAC and Related Mechanical
  • Storm Drain System
  • Electrical Service
  • Distribution & Branch Panels
  • Emergency Lighting and Lighting Controls
  • Fire Alarm

The Seiter Education Center is located in Greenville.  Built in 1973, it was originally used as a showroom and service center for Gibson Appliance, a refrigerator manufacturing company headquartered in Greenville.  

Picture of the front entrance to Seiter Education Center

Proposed Floor Plan and Aerial View
This is a picture of the proposed floor plan for constructing an addition to the current Seiter Education Center located in Greenville.  The proposed new space is shown in purple shading and the current existing space is shown in orange.  This is a north facing view.  The front entrance of the building faces Van Deinse Avenue.  There is also an aerial view shown which includes parking lots and our bus garage which sits at the back of the property.  There are no renovations occurring at the bus garage.  

Proposed floor plan for the addition to Seiter Education Center

This is an aerial view of the proposed addition to the Seiter Education Center.

Montcalm Transition Center is the administrative service center for Great Start Readiness Programs and special education early childhood services for children ages birth to 5 years old.  This is also the location of our Young Adults program with classrooms for our special education learners ages 18-26 years old.  

Scope of Projected Improvements and/or Upgrades

  • HVAC and Related Mechanical
  • Electrical Service Upgrades
  • Roofing Membrane and Flashings (current roof - year 2000)
  • Improve Approach to Front Entrance

This building is located in Stanton.  It was purchased by Montcalm Area ISD during the 2019-2020 school year from Sheridan Community Hospital.
Picture of the Montcalm Transition Center

Montcalm Area Career Center, known as The MACC, offers career and technical education, commonly called CTE programs, for high school juniors and seniors in Montcalm County.   We offer 12 programs as listed below. 

  1. Agriscience
  2. Automotive Technology
  3. Business Administration
  4. CAD - Computer Aided Design
  5. Construction Trades
  6. Diesel/Heavy Equipment
  7. Digital Arts
  8. Educational Careers
  9. Engineering
  10. Health Sciences
  11. Public Safety
  12. Welding

Scope of Projected Improvements and/or Upgrades

  • HVAC, ACCU, Rooftop Units, Related Mechanical 
  • Electrical Service and Lighting Controls
  • Roofing Membrane and Flashings (Current roof - year 1998)
  • Parking Lot Pavement and Upgrades
  • Signage - Interior, Exterior, and Electronic at Roadside
  • Flooring - Carpet Tiling
  • Greenhouse for AgriScience Program (Exterior Maintenance and Panels) 
  • Flooring for Construction, Welding, Automotive, Heavy Truck Programs

The Montcalm Area Career Center was built in 1979.  It is located in Sidney.  

Picture of the front entrance of Montcalm Area Career Center

The Hamler Administration Building is the central services facility for our district.  It is houses the primary functions essential to operations such as business and technology services, instructional leadership, and administration.  This building also serves as the professional development center for our district and the main location for offering collaborative learning opportunities for our school and community partners throughout Montcalm County.  

Scope of Projected Improvements and/or UpgradesPicture of the Hamler Administration Building

  • HVAC and Related Mechanical
  • Roofing Membrane (current roof - year 1999)
  • Restroom Accessibility Improvements and Renovations

Located in Stanton, the Hamler Administration Building was built in 1963.  It was originally designed as trailer manufacturing site.  

  • Picture of Hamler Administration Building

Bond Request = $36.8 million

20 Year Term at 0.65 mills 

     $ 60,000 Taxable Value= $39.00 annually        

     $ 70,000 Taxable Value= $45.50 annually

     $ 80,000 Taxable Value= $52.00 annually

     $ 90,000 Taxable Value= $58.50 annually

    $100,000 Taxable Value= $65.00 annually

    $110,000 Taxable Value= $71.50 annually

    $120,000 Taxable Value= $78.00 annually

Formula: Taxable Value x .00065= Annual Tax Amount

FAQs and Answers Coming Soon

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact:

Kyle Hamlin, Superintendent

Penny Dora, Director of Communications