Citizens Committee Forms to Advocate for Upcoming TCAPS Bond
May 30, 2018
A committee has formed to advocate for a “Yes” vote on the upcoming Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) bond proposal. The committee, dubbed “TCAPS Citizens for Students,” is working to get the word out about the bond, win endorsements from local groups, and raise money for further promotion.
“[This kind of committee] is something that often comes together in support of any given bond initiative,” says Woody Smith, a committee member. “Certainly for public schools, something like this would be common, because the schools themselves cannot advocate for a ‘Yes’ vote. TCAPS representatives can only provide facts about what the bond proposal is. So what often then happens is that a group of concerned citizens who do want to see a ‘Yes’ vote come together to advocate for that.”
Smith says that TCAPS Citizens for Students formed about three weeks ago. The committee has raised around $10,000 – money that will be used to make buttons, yard signs, and literature that can be passed out to voters.
The TCAPS bond proposal will be on the ballot for the August 7 election date. The proposal includes allocations for school safety, technology, transportation, and more.