Nine Michigan school bond referendums pass

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February 25, 2010

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Michigan: On February 23, 2010, twelve school districts in Michigan held elections to approve school bond referendums. Nine out of the twelve referendums passed in Michigan during the state's first bond elections of 2010[1].

The most notable referendums that passed were in Chippewa Valley, located in Metro Detroit, in which a $89.76 million dollar referendum was approved for improvements across the entire district. The other notable passage was in Pinckey where a $59.64 million dollar referendum to improve facilities district-wide won voter approval[1].

Out of the three referendums defeated, the most notable defeat was in Berkley where voters soundly defeated a $167.6 million dollar proposal to build a new middle school and improve facilities district-wide. Referendums were also defeated in Atherton and Blissfield[1].

The next round of school bond referendums in Michigan are on May 4th. There will twenty-six referendums contested state-wide on the May 4th ballot[1].

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