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Bond Implementation

The Bond story

Lake Orion Community Schools residents voted in November 2018 to approve a $160 million, 10-year, three series bond. Audited by the State of Michigan Department of Treasury, the bond plan will improve every facility in the district. This page will feature updates as the implementation moves forward, providing everything from the outline of next steps, to project plans, community involvement and regular progress reports.

Ongoing projects

The LOCS Bond projects are available on the linked map page.

Bond Project Updates

July 2023

June 2023

April 2023

October 2022

July 2022

June 2022

May 2022

March 2022

Sequencing for Series 1, 2, 3

Series 1

Building          Start/finish

Carpenter           Complete

Orion Oaks         Complete

Early Childhood Complete

Webber               Complete

Paint Creek (secure) Complete

Stadium Drive   Complete

LOHS (furnishings) Complete

Series 2

Building         Start/finish

Scripps                Complete

Blanche Sims      Complete

Oakview              2023 2024

Waldon                 2023 2024

Pine Tree Center   Complete

Series 3

Building          Start/finish

Paint Creek (reno) 2024 2025

LOHS (reno)        2024 2025

CERC                     2025 2026

Sequencing presentation from GMB architects (Dec. 19, 2018)

The Next Steps and Big Picture

On November 14, LOCS Superintendent Marion Ginopolis presented the next steps to the LOCS Board of Education.

Bond Launch Presentation

Bond Proposal 2018

Project process

The Lake Orion Community Schools bond process is a multi-step, deliberate endeavor, as the district works with its partners: architect GMB Architecture and Engineering, construction manager Rewold and Sons and Plante Moran. Below is the process and definition of terms for each step.



The preliminary phase of the design process where the design team works to establish the needs and goal for the project, both broad and specific. Programming is where we define all the puzzle pieces that need to be included, but not necessarily how they all fit together.

Schematic Design

The schematic design phase is where the design team starts putting the pieces together. Multiple options are reviewed and considered until a final strategy is reached for how the project will be organized. Typically by the end of this phase the general layout and look of the building is established along with the general strategy for how the various systems (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, etc.) will be implemented.

(Sticking with the puzzle metaphor, we have the edges in place and enough of the middle to see what the picture is going to be)

Design Development

The design development phase adds detail and depth of information. By the end of this phase, the layout and look of the building should be finalized.  Detailed information about the contents of each space should be present, along with general information about how the building will be constructed. (The puzzle is complete)

Construction Documents

This phase is where the design team completes the necessary detailed technical drawings that will allow a contractor to bid and construct the project. (Instructions for how someone else could make and put together the puzzle in the future)


The project phase in which the construction documents are released to contractors to bid on the work. Once bids are received, they are opened on the bid date, reviewed for accuracy/completeness and then awarded to the lowest qualified bid.


The physical construction of the building.