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Tekonsha School District Bond Measure (November 2011)

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A Tekonsha School District Bond Measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the Tekonsha school district area which is in Branch and Calhoun Counties.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 232 (38.4%)
  • NO 372 (61.6%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $4 million in order to pay for a new field house, remodel current school buildings, update technology and pay for general improvements in the district as needed.[2] If this had been approved, an additional $3.70 per $1,000 of assessed property value would have been added to the current district property taxes. School officials noted that the upgrades would benefit everyone and they were needed in the school district.[3]

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 Tekonsha Community Schools, Calhoun and Branch Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Three Million Nine Hundred Ninety-Five Thousand Dollars ($3,995,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefore, for the purpose of: erecting, furnishing and equipping a new field house; remodeling school buildings; erecting athletic bleachers and lighting; acquiring and installing technology for a school building; and developing and improving sites?[4]