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Traverse Connect Announces Local Business Support for the TCAPS 2024 Bond Proposal

The Traverse Connect Board of Directors and the following Grand Traverse County businesses support the Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) 2024 Bond Proposal on the August 6, 2024 ballot, which is a renewal at the same bond millage rate of 3.1 Mill. Traverse Connect and the following businesses enthusiastically support this renewal to fund projects to keep Traverse City area students safe, warm, and dry.   

Traverse City Area Public Schools educates approximately 9,000 students at 16 schools within 300 square miles and is the region’s second-largest employer. The administration and School Board have shown incredible responsible management of its $400 million in assets, giving the district an S&P Global credit rating of AA-, ranking it in the top 2% of Michigan’s public schools. 

Projects proposed for the TCAPS 2024 Capital Bond Proposal include the renovation and reconstruction of Central Grade School, safety and security upgrades, facility improvements at all schools, technology upgrades, and bus replacements. Facility improvement plans include enhancements for 35,000 square feet of instructional space for Music and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). 

Quality education and school facilities are critical community assets for attracting and retaining talent. The regional business community depends on TCAPS continuing to provide safe schools with advanced educational facilities and technology equipment to support our region’s families and provide a high quality of life for generations to come. 


Supported by:

Matt Bulloch, TentCraft
Ashlea Walter, Grand Traverse County Commissioner – District 3
Trey Devey, Interlochen Center for the Arts
Scott Hardy, Coldwell Banker Schmidt Commercial Real Estate
Paul Heidbreder, Traverse City Record-Eagle
Russ Knopp, Comfort Keepers
Jessica Sullivan, Legado Family Office Management
William Meyers, Promethient, Inc.
Nick Nissley, Northwestern Michigan College
Gina Aranki, Child & Family Services of NorthwesternMichigan
Cindy Evans, Grand Traverse Industries
Tina Schuett, Rare Bird Brewpub
Leah Bagdon McCallum, Blue Orange Consulting
Dan Smith, Flight Path Creative
Christopher Morse, Rehmann
Rachel Johnson, Cherryland Electric Cooperative
Tony Kuberski, Gourdie-Fraser, Inc.
Steve Perdue
Barb and Roger Funkhouser, Bay Baskets
Beth Holmes-Bozung, Safety Net
Melissa Thompson
Laura Stevens Matchett, Northwestern Michigan College
Laurie Lapp, Candidate for Garfield Township Trustee
Daniel Brown, Burdo Incorporated
Whitney Waara, Traverse City Tourism
Sara Harding, Cherry Republic
Ashley Halladay-Schmandt, Northwest Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness

Please click here to sign on to the letter of support.

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