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Northview School District Bond Measures, 2 (November 2011)

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Two Northview School District Bond Measures were on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the Northview school district area which is in Kent County.

The first measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $31.6 million in order to help pay for upgrading technology throughout the district as well as remodeling and constructing additions to two schools.

  • YES 1,732 (50.5%)Approveda
  • NO 1,697 (49.5%)

The second measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $11.9 million in order to replace the current high school's swimming pool as well as make other athletic upgrades as needed.

  • YES 1,712 (49.9%)
  • NO 1,714 (50.1%)Defeatedd[1]

Together the bonds would have added a property tax set at a rate of 4.52 mills. District officials noted that these proposed projects were needed by the schools and would help ensure that students have what they need.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Proposal 1: Shall Northview Public Schools, Kent County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed ThirtyOne Million Six Hundred Ten Thousan Dollars ($31,10,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefore, for the purpose of:erecting additions to school buildings; remodeling, equipping and re-equipping and furnishing and refurnishing school buildings; acquiring, installing, equipping and re-equipping school buildings for instructional technology; and developing and improving playground sites?[3]