Manistee Area Public Schools Board of Education in a special meeting on Wednesday, October 28 resolved to pursue the bonding proposal previously outlined by the District’s facilities planning team, developed using feedback from MAPS community members, taxpayers, families, and District staff.  The proposal which was previously approved for vote on May 5, 2020 was postponed in April following a recommendation from Governor Gretchen Whitmer based upon COVID-19 measures.  The proposal will now be voted on at the May 4, 2021 election.

The MAPS 2020 Vision will be reviewed at a virtual forum scheduled for Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm.  Meeting Access:

Topic: MAPS 2020 Vision Virtual Forum
Time: Nov 19, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 918 8676 3934
Passcode: RrP3TY

This forum will focus on the scope of the proposal for MAPS facilities future and will allow for questions to be submitted and answered by a panel representing the District and project contractors.  All members of the community are invited to login, learn about the vision for the MAPS District, and seek answers regarding the plan.

For more information, the MAPS 2020 website, has been updated to share the latest information about the visioning process and a plan for MAPS educational and facilities future.  Here you will find information regarding the plan, answers to frequently asked questions, a historic timeline, and infographics to help better understand the impact of this plan for our community.

With districts in our region making substantial investments in their educational assets, this is a critical time for the Manistee Community to consider the importance of a strong educational foundation for retaining and attracting families and educators for the future of our community and providing for the academic and physical needs of all MAPS students.

We hope you will join us for this forum to learn more and share with us your thoughts about our vision for MAPS future.