Buchanan School District Bond Measure (February 2012)
This measure was defeated
- YES 956
- NO 1,139 
This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $19.5 million in order to pay for addition, remodeling, equipping, updating technology and security as well as renovating playgrounds and athletic fields in the district. If approved, on average, homeowners would have paid an additional $5.71 per $100,000 of assessed property value in taxes to pay for the bond. School officials had obtained community feedback before proposing this bond, hoping that with resident's input the bond would have had a better chance to meet proposed needs and be approved.
The Buchanan City Commission had given its support behind this measure noting that the schools are in need of renovations and repairs which can only help students.
- ABC 57 News, "No bond; Buchanan Community Schools denied again," February 29, 2012
- Niles Daily Star, "Vote ‘yes’ to improve Buchanan schools," February 15, 2012 (dead link)
- ABC 57 News, "Buchanan Schools say bond issue is a necessity," February 8, 2012
- South Bend Tribune, "Buchanan to vote on new school bond issue," December 24, 2011 (dead link)
- Berrien County Elections, February Election Results
- Michigan Department of the Treasury, School bond list
- Niles Daily Star, "Buchanan bond heads to ballot," December 19, 2011 (dead link)
- Niles Daily Star, "Buchanan commissioners lend support to school’s $19.5M bond proposal," January 24, 2012 (dead link)