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Gull Lake School District Bond Measure (May 2012)

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A Gull Lake School District Bond Measure was on the May 8, 2012 ballot in the Gull Lake school district area which is in Barry, Calhoun and Kalamazoo Counties.

This measure was approved

  • YES 1,142 Approveda
  • NO 814[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $7.29 million which would go towards upgrading technology in the district as well as pay for building improvements as needed. A levy of .32 mills will also be enacted, but since a previous bond will be repaid this really is just an extension of the current tax rate paid by residents.[2] Projects proposed for the bond money included street improvements around the schools, upgrading technology throughout the district and making basic infrastructure improvements as needed. The school district had hosted informational meetings to help inform residents about the bond and the needs of the school.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall Gull Lake Community Schools, Kalamazoo, Barry and Calhoun Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Seven Million Two Hundred Ninety Thousand Dollars ($7,290,000) and issue, in one or more series, its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefore, for the purpose of:acquiring, installing, and equipping educational technology for school facilities; partially remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, equipping and re-equipping school facilities, in part, for educational technology improvements; erecting, furnishing and equipping a multi-purpose room addition to Richland Elementary School; and developing and improving sites?[4][5]

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