Bloomfield Hills School District Bond Measure (May 2012)
This measure seeks to issue a bond in the amount of $59 million in order to consolidate the schools in the district, expand one of the high school facilities and make general renovations throughout the district as needed. This would be the third time the district will ask for bonds to consolidate and renovate the district in the past 10 years. If the bond does not get approved, district officials noted that they would still consolidate the schools but a new facility would not be possible to house all the students. If the bond is approved, officials note that the local property tax would actually decrease as the school's sinking fund will go down as will a previous bond repayment.
School officials hope that because this bond is less money than the previous bonds it would get the support of residents. If the bond is approved, because it is less than the previously approved measure, the district levy would be reduced to 2 mills for the life of the bond.
- Observer & Eccentric, "Students rally for — and against — bond proposal," April 29, 2012
- Bloomfield Patch, "OPINION: Despite High School Bond Debate, Debt By Itself is Not Dangerous," April 25, 2012
- Bloomfield Hills voters weigh high school plans
- The Oakland Press, "Bloomfield Hills vote to build ‘hybrid’ school slotted for May 8," February 20, 2012