Harper Creek School District Levy (August 2010)
This measure was defeated
- YES 1,128
- NO 1,151 
This measure sought to allow the district to levy the maximum rate of 18 mills on all property that is not the primary residents of area residents.
The question on the ballot:
| ATHENS AREA SCHOOLS - BONDING PROPOSAL Shall Athens Area Schools, Calhoun, Branch, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Two Million Eight Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($2,850,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefore, for the purpose of:
erecting, furnishing and equipping additions to Athens High School; partially remodeling East Leroy Elementary School and Athens High School; acquiring, installing and equipping educational technology for school facilities; purchasing school buses; and developing and improving the sites?
The following is for informational purposes only:
The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2011 is 4.45 mills ($4.45 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a -0- net increase in millage. The maximum number of years the bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is six (6) years. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 4.50 mills ($4.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).