Community college bond up for vote Tuesday, May 8

Lisa Freiberger, vice president of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), stands with her informational packet in Rockford City Hall. Freiberger presented information about a much-needed bond millage to be voted on Tuesday, May 8. All of Kent County residents may vote on this issue, which will provide GRCC with money to renovate two dated buildings, allow improvements in the early education/preschool program, renovate other existing buildings, update classroom technology and other campus-wide improvements. The bond would cost a homeowner of a $150,000 residence $2.19 per month or $26.25 per year.

by BETH ALTENA Renovations to buildings, classroom technology at stake One in three college-bound students in Kent County first attend Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), and the average savings per student is $22,000 in two years. Lisa Freiberger, vice president of GRCC, spoke before Rockford City Council on Monday, April 9, explaining the extreme need […]