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February 20, 2014
THE GROSSE POINTES — All the debates at board meetings, through letters published in this newspaper and all over social media come to an end with next week's vote.

Or do they just begin?

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, voters in the Grosse Pointe Public School System district will decide the fate of a $50.2 million, 10-year bond proposal.

The issue has divided the Pointes. Some feel the district is right on with the proposal that includes technology, security and infrastructure improvements.

Others feel a "no" vote will send the administration and board of education back to the drawing board for a plan less taxing, literally.

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In an interview with the Grosse Pointe News, Superintendent Tom Harwood said the proposal is what's right for the district to move forward.

Only one board of education member voted against putting the issue on the February ballot.

Cindy Pangborn said voters deserve to be part of the process.

"It's way too much," she said. (see related story, page 3A).

The debate continues to brew with letters to the editor on pages 6A, 7A, 8A, 9A, 7B and 8B.

On page 4C, the official proposal is published. Also on 4C, more of the technology bond questions are answered by the school district.

The website grossepointenews.com will feature any breaking stories regarding the bond issue through Feb. 25.

Election results will be available on the same site Tuesday night after the votes are tabulated, while press deadlines will be held for the story to be published in next week's Grosse Pointe News.

Voters can visit several websites for information, including:

gpschools.org

gpresponsiblespending.com

gptechyes.org

Facebook and Twitter accounts are set up for both sides of the issue. See websites above for info.

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