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Ovid-Elsie School District Levy Increase (November 2011)

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A Ovid-Elsie School District Levy Increase measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the Ovid-Elsie school district area which is in Shiawassee, Saginaw, Gratiot and Clinton County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 323 (38.7%)
  • NO 510 (61.3%)Defeatedd[1]


  • YES 17 (41.5%)
  • NO 24 (58.5%)Defeatedd[2]


  • YES 14 (23.33%)
  • NO 46 (76.67%)Defeatedd[3]


  • YES 128 (36.16%)
  • NO 226 (63.84%)Defeatedd[4]

This measure sought to increase the current school levy by a rate of $1.75 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further five years in order to continue to pay for sinking fund, construction and repair costs in the school district.[5]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property in Ovid-Elsie Area Schools, Clinton, Shiawassee, Saginaw and Gratiot Counties, Michigan, be increased by and the board of education be authorized to levy not to exceed 1.75 mills ($1.75 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 5 years, 2012 to 2016, inclusive, to create a sinking fund for the purchase of real estate for sites for, and the construction or repair of, school buildings and all other purposes authorized by law; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2012 is approximately $2,339,842?