Constantine School District Levy Increase (November 2011)

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A Constantine School District Non Residential Property Tax Increase measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the Constantine school district area which is in St Joseph and Cass Counties.

This measure was defeated in both counties.

  • YES 70 (32.2%)
  • NO 147 (67.8%)Defeatedd[1]

St. Joseph

  • YES 277 (44%)
  • NO 354 (56%)Defeatedd[2]

This measure sought to increase the current school levy on non residential property by a rate of $2 per $1,000 of assessed property value, bringing the total levy to 18 mills, for a period of five years in order to further pay for operational costs of the district.[3]

Text of Measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Constantine Public Schools, St. Joseph and Cass Counties, Michigan, be increased by 2 mills ($2.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 5 years, 2011 to 2015, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2011 is approximately $1,510,787.00 (this millage is to restore millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and will be levied only to the extent necessary to restore that reduction)?[4]


  1. Cass County Elections, Current Election Results
  2. St. Joseph County Elections, Unofficial November Election Results (dead link)
  3. Cass County Elections, November Candidate and Proposal List
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.