May 2, 2023  Bond ElectionWhat are the benefits of building a new junior high school?

Gladwin Community Schools. Headed in the right direction!

Gladwin Community Schools has placed a $55.6 million bond proposal to construct a new junior high school on the May 2, 2023, ballot.

What is on the ballot?

On the ballot is a $55.6 million bond proposal to construct a new Gladwin Junior High School (GJHS).

Why is the bond proposal necessary?

Portions of the current junior high were constructed in 1934, almost a century ago. A facility review revealed that it is more cost-efficient to replace than repair the facility.

How does Gladwin Community School's millage rate compare to surrounding districts?

Gladwin Community Schools currently has the lowest debt mills levied compared to surrounding districts.

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How long will it take to construct the new GJHS?

The final design phase will begin following voter approval, and a construction schedule will be developed. It is estimated that the building will open for students in the Fall of 2026.

To learn more about the May 2, 2023 bond proposal...

  • Go to and click on

  • Bond Election Info

  • Visit the Flying G app

  • Call any Gladwin Community Schools Administrator

  • Contact Rick Seebeck, Superintendent of Schools, at

Benefits of Constructing a New Junior High school:

Improving Safety and Security

  • Updated security systems

  • Updated PA system

  • Door-locking systems

  • A secure main entrance

  • Emergency and exit lighting

  • A secure vestibule between the junior high school and the high school

  • Improved pick-up and drop-off areas for parents and buses

Expanding the Educational Program

  • Classrooms will be grouped by grade 

  • Flexible seating areas for independent and group study 

  • Special education classrooms designed to meet the needs of students with special needs 

  • Sensory inputs (flexible seating, dim lighting, calming station, texture wall, standing desks, weighted blankets, bike seats, etc.) 

  • Conveniently located charging stations for student devices 

  • Smart TVs in each classroom 

  • Science rooms with their own lab areas 

  • An art room with art media processing room, a kiln, and adequate storage Opportunities for Junior high students to use high school classrooms and resources (auditorium, welding, and woodworking). 

  • A new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) lab with space for engineering, robotics, and 3D printing 

  • New choir and band spaces that are acoustically designed and instrument storage space 

  • A Media Center with flexible seating for independent or group learning Indoor and outdoor seating in the cafeteria 

  • A new competition-size gym with an elevated walking track, team rooms, and weight room 

  • Reconfiguring the current gym into an auxiliary gym for indoor spring sports training and practice 

  • A new softball field 

  • Relocation of the long jump and pole vault areas 

New Construction Benefits

  • An energy-efficient building 

  • Improved air quality 

  • Efficient HVAC systems 

  • Improved kitchen with adequate storage 

  • Separated bus and parent traffic 

  • Additional parking 

Where will the new GJHS be located?

The new GJHS will be constructed on the southeast side of the current high school. The new GJHS will be attached to the high school by a secure vestibule entry.

map of bond plan

How will the GJHS and the GHS be separated?

There will be a secure corridor between the two buildings where students will have to pass by school personnel to get to either building. In addition, the high school and junior high will have their own parking lots, drop-off/pick-up loops, and secure entrances.

map of building proposed

Once the new GJHS is constructed, what will happen to the current junior high site?

The original 1934 two-story building, cafeteria, middle school offices, and all classrooms to the east of the original building will be demolished. The gym and sixth-grade wing will remain. The sixth-grade wing will be used as adult education classrooms and the gym will be used for athletic practices and community use.

arial view of building to be demolished

Frequently Asked Questions about the Voting Process

Tell us what you think about the bond proposal. Click the link below or scan the QR code to take a short survey.

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