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This will be the second attempt by the school district to get approval of a bond, the previous attempt in August 2010 failed. This measure is asking for a smaller bond amount than the previous attempt, $22 million in additional money for the school. The money from this bond would be used to help make improvement on school buildings and facilities. School officials scaled back the previous plan, making the bond amount smaller in hopes that it will have a better chance of passing.<ref>[http://www.annarbor.com/news/saline/saline-schools-will-ask-voters-to-pass-revamped-school-bond-in-special-election-in-february/ ''AnnArbor.com'', Saline schools will ask voters to pass revamped school bond in special election in February," November 24, 2010]</ref> School officials are planning to hold public forums for residents to learn more about the bond and what the school's plans are.<ref>[http://www.annarbor.com/news/saline/saline-area-schools-announces-two-community-forums-on-bond-proposal-set-for-february-vote/ ''AnnArbor.com'', "Saline Area Schools announces two community forums on bond proposal set for February vote," January 3, 2011]</ref>
 
This will be the second attempt by the school district to get approval of a bond, the previous attempt in August 2010 failed. This measure is asking for a smaller bond amount than the previous attempt, $22 million in additional money for the school. The money from this bond would be used to help make improvement on school buildings and facilities. School officials scaled back the previous plan, making the bond amount smaller in hopes that it will have a better chance of passing.<ref>[http://www.annarbor.com/news/saline/saline-schools-will-ask-voters-to-pass-revamped-school-bond-in-special-election-in-february/ ''AnnArbor.com'', Saline schools will ask voters to pass revamped school bond in special election in February," November 24, 2010]</ref> School officials are planning to hold public forums for residents to learn more about the bond and what the school's plans are.<ref>[http://www.annarbor.com/news/saline/saline-area-schools-announces-two-community-forums-on-bond-proposal-set-for-february-vote/ ''AnnArbor.com'', "Saline Area Schools announces two community forums on bond proposal set for February vote," January 3, 2011]</ref>
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At one of the informational meetings, residents noted that they did not understand what the money would be used for and why the question is being asked again so soon after it was defeated. Though it was also stated that the millage rate would not increase if this is approved, the rate would just stay the same for a longer period of time.<ref>[http://www.annarbor.com/news/saline/saline-superintendent-gives-bond-proposal-details-to-school-board/ ''AnnArbor.com'', "Saline school board gets questions, update on February bond proposal," January 12, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 11:38, 12 January 2011

A Saline School District Bond Measure will be on the February 22, 2011 ballot in the Saline school district area which is in Washtenaw County.

This will be the second attempt by the school district to get approval of a bond, the previous attempt in August 2010 failed. This measure is asking for a smaller bond amount than the previous attempt, $22 million in additional money for the school. The money from this bond would be used to help make improvement on school buildings and facilities. School officials scaled back the previous plan, making the bond amount smaller in hopes that it will have a better chance of passing.[1] School officials are planning to hold public forums for residents to learn more about the bond and what the school's plans are.[2]

At one of the informational meetings, residents noted that they did not understand what the money would be used for and why the question is being asked again so soon after it was defeated. Though it was also stated that the millage rate would not increase if this is approved, the rate would just stay the same for a longer period of time.[3]

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