Bloomfield Hills School District Bond Measure (May 2012)
This measure was approved
- YES 7,817 (61%)
- NO 4,998 (39%)
This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $59 million in order to consolidate the schools in the district, expand one of the high school facilities and make general renovations throughout the district as needed. This was the third time the district had asked for bonds to consolidate and renovate the district in the past 10 years. If the bond does had not gotten approved, district officials noted that they would still consolidate the schools but a new facility would not be possible to house all the students. Since the bond was approved, officials noted that the local property tax will actually decrease as the school's sinking fund will go down as will a previous bond repayment.
School officials hope that because this bond is less money than the previous bonds it would get the support of residents. If the bond is approved, because it is less than the previously approved measure, the district levy would be reduced to 2 mills for the life of the bond.
- Bloomfield-Bloomfield Hills Patch, "Final Push: Activists on Both Sides of Bloomfield Bond Issue Plan to Finish Strong," May 6, 2012
- West Bloomfield Patch, "OPINION: BHS High School Bond to Maintain Excellence and Property Values," May 2, 2012
- Observer & Eccentric, "Students rally for — and against — bond proposal," April 29, 2012
- Bloomfield Patch, "OPINION: Despite High School Bond Debate, Debt By Itself is Not Dangerous," April 25, 2012
- Bloomfield Hills voters weigh high school plans
- The Oakland Press, "Bloomfield Hills vote to build ‘hybrid’ school slotted for May 8," February 20, 2012