By ZEINAB NAJM
HEIGHTS — Voters in Dearborn Heights District No. 7 voted against a new technology bond for schools Tuesday, 382-346.
The technology bond the district was seeking was worth $4.6 million to allow for safety and security upgrades, technology and wireless access to district facilities.
The bond was the first technology bond the district had on a ballot since 1998.
The decision was disappointing for the district.
“We are disappointed that the proposal was not approved,” D7 Assistant Supt. Carole Beverwyk said. “We will survey the community to find out how we can better communicate the needs for the safety, security and technology upgrades to all of our schools.”
The district was seeking the bond to help improve the technology and education needs of its schools.
“Many things have changed in the safety, security, and technology needs of schools” Beverwyk said. “Safe and secure schools attract families and bring value to a community.
“We need to ensure our students have access to 21st century learning to prepare to compete for college and careers after high school,” Beverwyk.” Our students are joining an increasingly technological world where they will compete on a global scale.”
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at [email protected].)