Bloomfield Hills School District Bond Measure (November 2010)
This measure was defeated
- YES 8,822 (44.87%)
- NO 10,839 (55.13%)
This measure sought to create a bond in the amount of $60 million which would have been used to help with capital improvements in the school district area. A levy of $2.17 per $1,000 of assessed value would have been renewed in the district to help pay for the bond, if it had been approved. Residents on both sides of the issue had come out in force. Opponents noted that it was the wrong time for the school to incur so much debt as well as too many unknowns about the project left by school officials. Proponents noted the need for the new High School and the need of the students to have the best school conditions as possible. They also felt that this was over due and hope more people will go to vote in November.
Even though this measure failed, school officials still plan to go ahead with the school merger which was planned regardless of the outcome of this. This bond will not build the new building they had wanted for the merged high school, so discussions will take place in regards to how the merger will proceed.
- Oakland County Elections, Current Election Results
- The Detroit News, "Bloomfield Hills voters to weigh school tax," July 20, 2010
- Eccentric, "Sides square off in school millage," August 29, 2010 (dead link)
- Hometown Life, "Bloomfield Hills school bond fails; sinking fund passes," November 3, 2010 (dead link)