Muskegon Schools to update public on potential bond proposal

Community News |Sep 6, 2019|2 min read

New Muskegon Public Schools Superintendent Matthew Cortez will host two meetings in September for parents, staff, and community members about a potential bond proposal. The first will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11 in the cafeteria at Nelson Elementary School. The school is located at 550 West Grand Avenue in Muskegon. A second meeting will be held at the same time and place on Monday, September 23. The same information will be presented at both meetings.


This will be the first opportunity for the general community to meet Cortez who began work in the district in early August. “We are inviting as many people as possible to come and see how the input gathered in March and May of this year has reshaped the scope of our work. I am eager to listen to those who care deeply about the exciting future of the important places where our children learn, grow, and play,” said Cortez.


The district will share an informational overview of the work done so far and an update on the current status of the potential bond tentatively planned for May of 2020. The architect and others will be on hand to answer questions and gather feedback from attendees. To encourage parent participation, the district is offering free food and childcare to those who register in advance through a link on their website:


“Our Big Red parents want their children to have the brightest future possible. The work we do now will impact their lives and the lives of our surrounding community. It’s important for us to gather together and plan for tomorrow,” said Cortez.


Those who have questions can call the Superintendent’s office at 231-720-2000.