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Our Community Is Under Attack

Our schools and community are under attack. They are being attacked by Lansing, by the economy, and most unfortunately by some of our own community members.

 

Over the past year, numerous community members have spent hundreds of hours participating in the Bloomfield Hills School District collaborative policy effort. Every one of us that has purchased a home in the Bloomfield School District was influenced by its reputation for excellence.


But now, our schools and community are under attack. They are being attacked by Lansing, by the economy, and most unfortunately by some of our own community members.

Some community members have taken the opportunity to participate
in a collaborative process resulting in value-driven solutions brought on by
these various attacks and elements. The unified and renovated high school will provide student and operational efficiencies needed to preserve our school system’s high performance. This process will, in turn, preserve our
community and our property values.

As Americans, we have the pride of living in a country that invented the automobile, the airplane, put the first man on the moon, endured
significant hardship in war and economic times, and has met every challenge
head on. We always want better for the next generation than our own and we
recognize that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one.


What legacy do we want to have for the Bloomfield Hills School community and our neighborhoods? Do we want to simply be a set of individuals living near one another or a community that sacrifices for each other while striving for greatness?


Please join One Bloomfield United, a grass roots organization dedicated to having solution-based conversations, supporting value-driven solutions that preserve academic opportunities for all students, and aiming to nurture our community’s sense of pride and prosperity.

Contact us at mail@onebloomfieldunited.com or call us at (248) 263-2108 or like us on Facebook

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Marcia Robovitsky January 12, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Casey commented: "I also like the fact that we are getting a plan for what will happen if the bond doesn't pass. " Would you, or someone else that knows, please put the details of that plan (as a comment in this blog) if the bond does not pass? I have not heard or read about it, to my recollection. Thank you.
-Elizabeth- January 12, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Marcia, The basic plan if the bond doesn't pass is the 10-12 will be in the Andover building as is with maintenance improvements and the 9th graders in another building. Rather than typing all the different nuances to that plan, at the risk of getting wrong facts out there, come to one of the town hall meetings. The first is next Tuesday January 17th 1:30 pm at the Doyle Center.
Joan G. Berndt January 12, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Marcia, please go to the Bloomfield Hills Schools website (www.bloomfield .org). Then click on BHS Unified High School. Then go to December 2011 and click on "Bond Pass v. Fail Scenarios." If this doesn't answer your questions, PLEASE join us at one of the upcoming Town Hall meetings. That schedule is also available on the school website. Come to think of it, please join us no matter what! Discussion is always informative as well.
Alexandrea Franklin February 07, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Great, so now you are going to trust the banks? The same guys who put us into the recession? What a strange judge of character.
Linda P February 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Alexandrea ...oh yes this is about the banks....you are so silly.

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