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The Clawson Public Schools Board of Education is asking voters to consider a bond issue again on August 8, 2023. Unprecedented inflation due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and other market conditions led to cost increases that were beyond typical economic projections. These cost escalations resulted in a budget shortfall which requires the 2021 Bond to be completed with a strategically reduced scope. This reduced scope eliminates some planned renovations including such items as new flooring, façade repairs, a middle school gym refresh and new paint at the high school.


With these challenges also come opportunities to ensure that Clawson Public Schools continues to be a vital district preparing learners to succeed today and every day:


  • We have an opportunity to ask voters to consider a bond in 2023 with no change to the tax rate which will enable the district to complete the renovations along with additional district-wide improvements.


  • Zero mill increase: Ability to generate $25.5 Million for facilities investments with no change to the tax rate.

This ZERO MILL increase bond proposal would generate 

$25.5 million!

Tax Impact

If approved by voters, the bond would cause NO increase to the current millage rate and would generate $25.5 million for investments in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle and High School students.

Watch the June 19, 2023 Bond Proposal Community Forum:

Frequently Asked Questions


What is a

bond proposal?

A bond proposal is how a public school district asks its community for authorization to borrow money for capital expenditures by selling bonds. 


How can funds from a bond be spent?

Voter-approved bond funds can be spent on new construction, additions, remodeling, site improvements, athletic facilities, playgrounds, buses, furnishings, equipment, and technology. Funds raised through the sale of bonds cannot be used on operational expenses such as employee salaries and benefits, school supplies, and textbooks. Bond funds must be kept separate from operating funds and must be audited by an independent auditing firm. 


What are the key investments the bond focuses on?

  • Safety and Security

  • Enhanced Learning

  • Physical Education and Instruction

  • Infrastructure and Energy

  • Sitework and Parking

  • Athletics

Voting Information

Election day is Tuesday, August 8, 2023 and any registered voter in the Clawson school district can vote. 
Visit to get registered. 
In-person voting is available at your local polling location from 7am - 8pm on August 8. 

To vote absentee, you can request an absentee ballot by contacting Ballots must be returned by August 8 at 8pm.


If you have further questions, contact Billy Shellenbarger, Superintendent, at 248-655-4448 or by email at

Paid for by Clawson Public Schools

626 Phillips Ave.

Clawson, MI 48017

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