Dear Westwood Heights Community,
This spring we will break ground on a new football stadium and track facility, to be located behind Hamady Middle/High School. We hope to have it ready football season and the following track season. Our district has not been able to host a track meet in decades, and that is not fair to our student athletes. Because we plan to install an all-season turf field, we view this facility as a year-round community resource for band concerts, youth sports, charity events, and many other uses.
We are investing in the former Gillespie Elementary building in the Mayfair Neighborhood and will use it to partner with other area groups devoted to helping our students and their families. This is part of a long-term plan to help our community and bring people closer together. My personal feeling is that the Flint area is on the cusp of an economic turnaround. New factory openings, grocery stores returning, projects such as our stadium/track, the water cleanup, and other positive signs indicate that the future will hold more opportunity for our students. Westwood Heights Schools intends to be part of this turnaround.
There will be a special election on May 8th, 2018 to vote on the renewal of the district's current 2.2 mill millage. This will be a straight renewal, not an increase. Funds from this millage have helped up to renovate our properties, repair aging infrastructure, and build new facilities.
Thank you to the Westwood Heights Staff for your hard work and for going above and beyond your job descriptions to support our students and their families. Thank you also to the parents and grandparents who contribute so much to our school community. Finally, thank you to the board of education for their hard work and dedication to the educational progress of our students.