Northville School District Bond Measure (November 2012)

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A Northville School District Bond Measure was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the Northville school district, which is in Oakland and Wayne Counties, where it was approved.

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $21 million in order to help pay for upgrading technology throughout the district. If approved, a levy addition of $.40 per $1,000 of assessed property would be added to the local tax rate to pay for the bond. School officials stated that upgrading technology is needed in order to allow the school to maintain current learning programs and services.[1]

Election results

Northville School District Bond Measure
Approveda Yes 16,454 58.22%

Election results from Oakland County Election Results and Washtenaw County Election Results (dead link).

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

Shall Northville Public Schools, Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Twenty Million Eight Hundred Seventy Thousand Dollars ($20,870,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefore in two series, for the purpose of:

acquiring and installing instructional technology improvements, communication and building security systems and related equipment, infrastructure and remodeling, and purchasing school buses?

The following is for informational purposes only: The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2013, is .40 mill ($0.40 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a net increase in the debt levy over 2012 of -0- mills. The maximum number of years the bonds may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is nine (9) years. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 1.09 mills ($1.09 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation). Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited, and the proceeds cannot be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries, or other operating expenses.[2][3]

See also


  1. Observer & Eccentric, "Northville voters to decide $21M school bond proposal," July 19, 2012 (dead link)
  2. "Oakland County Elections," "Candidate and Proposals List"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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