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Marshall School District Bond Measures, 2 (May 2010)

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There were two Marshall School District Bond Measures on the May 4 ballot in Calhoun County for voters in the Marshall school district.

Both measures were approved

The first measure sought to create a bond in the amount of $24,845,000 in order to help with furnishing, remodeling and equipping of various school buildings in the district, namely the elementary school.

  • YES 1,724 Approveda
  • NO 1,160

The second measure sought to create a bond in the amount of $8,920,000 in order to help with furnishing and equipping a new auditorium at the high school in the district and site improvements as needed.[1]

  • YES 1,506 Approveda
  • NO 1,371[2]

Proponents were encouraging people to vote for both these measures, stating that this was the best time to borrow for the school district and the need to keep allowing the district to offer school programs and benefits that are great opportunities for students. Proponents also noted that without the passing of the second measure, the schools would not get the state stimulus money and that would be a bigger defeat for the schools.[3] Opponents noted that the reason to vote no was because the schools were not maintaining the schools with the money they had and giving them more would lead to further mismanagement. Large voter turnout of pro-bond supporters led the way for the passing of the measures.[4]

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