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{{template:school bonds and taxes}}A '''Ann Arbor School District Levy Increase''' measure will be on the [[May 8, 2012 ballot measures in Michigan|May 8, 2012]] ballot in the Ann Arbor school district area which is in [[Washtenaw County, Michigan ballot measures|Washtenaw County]].
 
{{template:school bonds and taxes}}A '''Ann Arbor School District Levy Increase''' measure will be on the [[May 8, 2012 ballot measures in Michigan|May 8, 2012]] ballot in the Ann Arbor school district area which is in [[Washtenaw County, Michigan ballot measures|Washtenaw County]].
  
This measure was changed to a later date and made a bond issue instead of a levy increase.
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This measure was changed to a later date and made a bond issue instead of a levy increase. The bond will be in the amount of $46 million and a levy of $.48 per $1,000 of assessed property would also be implemented to pay for the bond. The bond will go towards upgrading technology throughout the district. School officials have noted the out dated technology in the district and the need to upgrade technology infrastructure along with buying new tech for the students to use.<ref>[http://www.heritage.com/articles/2012/04/15/ann_arbor_journal/news/doc4f883a3c3730e817447300.txt ''Ann Arbor Journal'', "School district voters to decide fate of technology bond proposal May 8," April 15, 2012]</ref>
  
This measure was originally going to increase the current property tax by a rate of .5 mills for a period of ten years. The additional money will go towards upgrading technology throughout the district. School officials had debated on the date to propose the levy, decided ultimately on February and not November as there would be more time to decide the language with a February election date and the time between the two election dates would not make much difference for the schools getting the money, if the measure is approved. School officials also noted that the need for upgrades in technology is needed, it was only a question of timing the proposal.<ref>[http://www.heritage.com/articles/2011/08/11/ann_arbor_journal/news/doc4e434bff7e758172832174.txt ''Ann Arbor Journal'', "SCHOOLS: $45 million technology bond to appear on ballot in February, board decides in unanimous vote," August 11, 2011]</ref>
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This measure was originally going to increase the current property tax by a rate of .5 mills for a period of ten years. The additional money will go towards upgrading technology throughout the district. School officials had debated on the date to propose the levy, they had decided on February and not November as there would be more time to decide the language with a February election date and the time between the two election dates would not make much difference for the schools getting the money, if the measure is approved. School officials also noted that the need for upgrades in technology is needed, it was only a question of timing the proposal.<ref>[http://www.heritage.com/articles/2011/08/11/ann_arbor_journal/news/doc4e434bff7e758172832174.txt ''Ann Arbor Journal'', "SCHOOLS: $45 million technology bond to appear on ballot in February, board decides in unanimous vote," August 11, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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A Ann Arbor School District Levy Increase measure will be on the May 8, 2012 ballot in the Ann Arbor school district area which is in Washtenaw County.

This measure was changed to a later date and made a bond issue instead of a levy increase. The bond will be in the amount of $46 million and a levy of $.48 per $1,000 of assessed property would also be implemented to pay for the bond. The bond will go towards upgrading technology throughout the district. School officials have noted the out dated technology in the district and the need to upgrade technology infrastructure along with buying new tech for the students to use.[1]

This measure was originally going to increase the current property tax by a rate of .5 mills for a period of ten years. The additional money will go towards upgrading technology throughout the district. School officials had debated on the date to propose the levy, they had decided on February and not November as there would be more time to decide the language with a February election date and the time between the two election dates would not make much difference for the schools getting the money, if the measure is approved. School officials also noted that the need for upgrades in technology is needed, it was only a question of timing the proposal.[2]

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