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Concord School District Bond Measures, 2 (May 2012)

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Two Concord School District Bond Measures were on the May 8, 2012 ballot in the Concord school district area which is in Jackson County.

Both measures were defeated[1]

The two bond measures would equal a total of near $10 million and would add two levies totaling around 4 mills for residents. The money from the bonds would have gone towards security and maintenance upgrades as well as facility improvements throughout the district as needed. School officials had hoped that by splitting the bond in to two parts residents would not defeat both and the chance of one project getting approved was increased.[2]

School officials cut some proposed projects from the list, so the bond amount was reduced. While officials noted that it would be hard to cut anything, they realized reducing the amount would help with passing the two bonds. If they had been approved, an addition of 4.07 mills would have been added to the district property taxes in order to pay for the two bonds.[3]

Text of Measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall Concord Community Schools, Jackson County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Six Million Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars ($6,700,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefore, for the purpose of: erecting, furnishing and equipping an addition to the high school building; remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing and equipping and re-equipping school buildings; acquiring and installing educational technology in school buildings; and developing and improving athletic facilities and sites?[4][5]