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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 Series 1 projects

The LOCS Bond projects in the first series (2019-21) kicked off in February 2019 as design teams were formed for each of the projects and they began to meet. More information on the Series 1 projects is available on the linked map page.

Bond Project Updates

September 2021

June 2021

May 2021

February 2021

December 2020

Bond map

Sequencing for Series 1, 2, 3 (As of Summer 2019)

Series 1

Building                       Start/finish

LOHS (learning space) 2019 2019

Carpenter                      2019 2020

Orion Oaks                    2019 2020

Early Childhood            2019 2021

Webber                          2019 2021

Paint Creek (secure)     2020 2021

Stadium Drive               2020 2022

Series 2

Building                       Start/finish

LOHS (furnishings)       2020 2022

Scripps                           2021 2022

Blanche Sims                 2021 2023

Oakview (furnishings)   2020 2021

Oakview (renovation)   2022 2024

Waldon (furn/renov)     2021 2024

Series 3

Building                       Start/finish

Pine Tree                        2022 2023

Paint Creek (renov)       2024 2025

LOHS (renovation)        2024 2025

Transportation               2023 2024

CERC                              2025 2026

Administration              2026 2027

Moose Tree                   2026 2027

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.