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Dowagiac School District Bond Measure (August 2012)

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A Dowagiac School District Bond Measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the township of Watervliet, which is in Berrien, Cass an Van Buren Counties.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 3
  • NO 10 Defeatedd[1]


  • YES 489
  • NO 1,675 Defeatedd[2]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $19.9 million in order to help pay for new additions to the high school, remodeling the middle school building and upgrading technology throughout the district.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall Dowagiac Union School District, Cass, Van Buren and Berrien Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Nineteen Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars ($19,900,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefore, for the purpose of: Erecting, furnishing and equipping a high school addition to and partially remodeling the Dowagiac Middle School; acquiring and installing educational technology improvements including related remodeling, equipment and infrastructure in school district buildings; and developing and improving athletic fields and facilities, play fields and the middle school/high school site?[4]

Additional reading


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