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{{template:school bonds and taxes}}A '''Buchanan School District Bond Measure''' will be on the [[February 28, 2012 ballot measures in Michigan|February 28, 2012]] ballot in the Buchanan school district area which is in [[Berrien County, Michigan ballot measures|Berrien County]].
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{{template:school bonds and taxes}}A '''Buchanan School District Bond Measure''' was on the [[February 28, 2012 ballot measures in Michigan|February 28, 2012]] ballot in the Buchanan school district area which is in [[Berrien County, Michigan ballot measures|Berrien County]].
  
This measure seeks to issue a bond in the amount of $19.5 million in order to pay for addition, remodeling, equipping, updating technology and security as well as renovating playgrounds and athletic fields in the district.<ref>[https://treas-secure.state.mi.us/apps/findschoolbondelectinfo.asp?countyname=All&SelectYear=2012&electionresult=All&sortorder=ByElectionDate&Submit1=%A0Go%A0 ''Michigan Department of the Treasury'', School bond list]</ref> If approved, on average, homeowners would pay an additional $5.71 per $100,000 of assessed property value in taxes to pay for the bond. School officials had obtained community feedback before proposing this bond, hoping that with resident's input the bond would have a better chance to meet proposed needs and be approved.<ref>[http://www.nilesstar.com/2011/12/19/buchanan-bond-heads-to-ballot/ ''Niles Daily Star'', "Buchanan bond heads to ballot," December 19, 2011]</ref>
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This measure was '''defeated'''
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* '''YES''' 956
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* '''NO''' 1,139 {{defeated}}<ref>[http://www.electionmagic.com/results/mi/B11results/B1100102sum.htm ''Berrien County Elections'', February Election Results]</ref>
  
The '''Buchanan City Commission''' gave its support behind this measure noting that the schools are in need of renovations and repairs which can only help students.<ref>[http://www.nilesstar.com/2012/01/24/buchanan-commissioners-lend-support-to-school%E2%80%99s-19-5m-bond-proposal/ ''Niles Daily Star'', "Buchanan commissioners lend support to school’s $19.5M bond proposal," January 24, 2012]</ref>
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This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $19.5 million in order to pay for addition, remodeling, equipping, updating technology and security as well as renovating playgrounds and athletic fields in the district.<ref>[https://treas-secure.state.mi.us/apps/findschoolbondelectinfo.asp?countyname=All&SelectYear=2012&electionresult=All&sortorder=ByElectionDate&Submit1=%A0Go%A0 ''Michigan Department of the Treasury'', School bond list]</ref> If approved, on average, homeowners would have paid an additional $5.71 per $100,000 of assessed property value in taxes to pay for the bond. School officials had obtained community feedback before proposing this bond, hoping that with resident's input the bond would have had a better chance to meet proposed needs and be approved.<ref>[http://www.nilesstar.com/2011/12/19/buchanan-bond-heads-to-ballot/ ''Niles Daily Star'', "Buchanan bond heads to ballot," December 19, 2011]</ref>
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The '''Buchanan City Commission''' had given its support behind this measure noting that the schools are in need of renovations and repairs which can only help students.<ref>[http://www.nilesstar.com/2012/01/24/buchanan-commissioners-lend-support-to-school%E2%80%99s-19-5m-bond-proposal/ ''Niles Daily Star'', "Buchanan commissioners lend support to school’s $19.5M bond proposal," January 24, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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* [http://www.abc57.com/news/local/No-bond-Buchanan-Community-Schools-denied-again-140839363.html ''ABC 57 News'', "No bond; Buchanan Community Schools denied again," February 29, 2012]
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* [http://www.nilesstar.com/2012/02/15/vote-yes-to-improve-buchanan-schools/ ''Niles Daily Star'', "Vote ‘yes’ to improve Buchanan schools," February 15, 2012]
 
* [http://www.abc57.com/news/local/Buchanan-Schools-say-bond-is-a-necessity--138982724.html ''ABC 57 News'', "Buchanan Schools say bond issue is a necessity," February 8, 2012]
 
* [http://www.abc57.com/news/local/Buchanan-Schools-say-bond-is-a-necessity--138982724.html ''ABC 57 News'', "Buchanan Schools say bond issue is a necessity," February 8, 2012]
 
* [http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/sbt-buchanan-to-vote-on-new-school-bond-issue-20111224,0,4749348.story ''South Bend Tribune'', "Buchanan to vote on new school bond issue," December 24, 2011]
 
* [http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/sbt-buchanan-to-vote-on-new-school-bond-issue-20111224,0,4749348.story ''South Bend Tribune'', "Buchanan to vote on new school bond issue," December 24, 2011]
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A Buchanan School District Bond Measure was on the February 28, 2012 ballot in the Buchanan school district area which is in Berrien County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 956
  • NO 1,139 Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $19.5 million in order to pay for addition, remodeling, equipping, updating technology and security as well as renovating playgrounds and athletic fields in the district.[2] If approved, on average, homeowners would have paid an additional $5.71 per $100,000 of assessed property value in taxes to pay for the bond. School officials had obtained community feedback before proposing this bond, hoping that with resident's input the bond would have had a better chance to meet proposed needs and be approved.[3]

The Buchanan City Commission had given its support behind this measure noting that the schools are in need of renovations and repairs which can only help students.[4]

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