Welcome to Big Rapids Public Schools

Last November, voters in the BRPS District had the opportunity to support a bond proposal that would have made a tremendous impact on our schools and the Big Rapids community. It was narrowly defeated by seven votes.  While we were disappointed in the outcome, it was evident that many voters in our community saw the District's needs and understood what the proposal could bring to our students.  We also clearly recognized that we did not do a good enough job of communicating the information to residents in the district. 

We learned much from this experience.  After many discussions and listening to members of the greater Big Rapids community, we have decided to revise the initial bond proposal.  

Please use the resources on this page to get educated about the revised bond proposal, reach out to BRPS with any further questions or feedback, and VOTE on May 8!


Quick Summary

It is the vision of Big Rapids Public Schools to provide our students continued opportunities to achieve their highest potential for lifelong success.

The Board of Education is asking you to vote on a bond proposal on May 8, 2018 for improvements to address identified and ongoing needs.

This bond proposal will generate $24.9 million to provide for the continuing needs of our students. These needs have been categorized into three areas:

What will this cost? 

At a Glance


Bond Proposal Images


Frequently Asked Questions


Ballot Language


2018 Bond Financial Details


Polling Locations and Voter Information


Personal Tax Impact Calculator


I do not have children enrolled in BRPS.  Why should I support this bond issue?


(If any of these links are not operating, please check back soon.  We will be updating information as quickly as possible.)