Fenton School District Bond Measure (May 2012)

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A Fenton School District Bond Measure was on the May 8, 2012 ballot in the Fenton school district area which is in Genesee, Livingston and Oakland Counties.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 921 (45.35%)
  • NO 1,110 (54.65%)Defeatedd[1]


  • YES 72 (38.3%)
  • NO 116 (61.7%)Defeatedd[2]


  • YES 335
  • NO 438 Defeatedd[3]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $9.6 million which would go towards upgrading technology, buying new buses and upgrading equipment throughout the district. The current Superintendent noted that these improvements would help the district's overall improvement and help ensure that students have the best equipment to learn on.[4] The bond would also have added to the current district levy by a rate of 1 mill for the duration of the bond. This was the third time the school had sought approval of a bond measure in the last fourteen years.[5]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall Fenton Area Public Schools, Genesee, Livingston and Oakland Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Nine Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($9,600,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefore, for the purpose of: partially remodeling, refurnishing and re-equipping school district buildings including acquiring and installing educational technology improvements and related infrastructure; purchasing and equipping school buses, and developing and improving sites?[6][7]

Cost of election

See also: Costs of administering local elections

Since this was the only measure on the special election ballot, the school must pay $13,466 for administering this election.[8]

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