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HS District Honors Band

Congratulations on the following high school students who have been selected for District Honors Band after participating in a very competitive audition process recently at Charlevoix High School: Isaac Bigsby - oboe; Erin Emery - French horn; CJ Miller - bass clarinet; and Maggie Rathke - alto sax.  These four musicians will represent Bellaire at the District Honors Band Festival in Petoskey on December 5th and 6th.    

NHS Welcomes New Members

The Bellaire Chapter of the National Honor Society increased their membership significantly on November 4 when 13 new members were inducted into the local chapter.  Congratulations to the following new members of NHS: Garrison Dawson, Erin Emery, Andrew Fleet, Amy Folker, Marlena Gorno, Aubre Gothrup, Keara Leitow, Madison Martinek, Gabe Meriwether, CJ Miller, Michael Niepoth, Colleen Randolph, and Maggie Rathke.  

Bellaire Public Schools - 2015 Refunding Bonds

The Board of Education of Bellaire Public School District is proud to announce the successful sale of its 2015 Refunding Bonds. The Bonds were issued for the purpose of refunding the School District’s 2006 School Building and Site Bonds.  This refinancing reduces the School District’s payments by approximately $1,230,000 for the taxpayers and will occur through lower debt payments over the next 21 years.

In preparing to sell the 2015 Refunding Bonds, the School District requested that Standard & Poor's Ratings Services ("S&P") evaluate the School District's credit quality.  The School District maintained their S&P rating of "A-".  The rating agency cited the School District's very strong tax base and strong reserve levels as a percentage of expenditures in their rationales for maintaining the School District at their current rating.

The Board of Education should be commended for their fiscal responsibility.  Due to their fiscal management, the District received a sound credit rating which manifested into a competitive market for the purchasing of the bond.

The School District's financing was conducted by the investment banking office of the brokerage firm, Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley & Company, the financial advising firm, Public Financial Management, Inc. and the law firm serving as bond counsel, Thrun Law Firm, P.C.  The School District's 2015 Refunding Bonds were sold at a true interest rate of 3.52% with a final maturity of 2036.

New Online Child Protection Registry

Advertisers try different things to sneak unsolicited advertisements to children - the latest - unsolicited emails, text messages and instant messages sent directly to cell phones.  The link to the left titled "Michigan Child Protection Registry" is similar to the federal "Do Not Call List".  It is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan families.  Please open the link, read the information that is posted and help protect your family.  

Press Release: Open Enrollment for 2015-16

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

From: Bellaire Public Schools Board of Education

The priority at Bellaire Public Schools has always been to provide a quality education for our students.  One component that truly aids in that goal is having a low student-to-teacher ratio as we believe that class size is a critical part of our children’s education.  Therefore, during the 2015-16 school year, the only new open enrollment/school of choice requests that will be considered will be for students entering the following grades 2, 8, 9, and 10.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any of your School Board members.

“The mission of Bellaire Public Schools is to provide an environment which develops self-sufficient and productive citizens to adapt to a challenging and changing world.”