Voters say no to $50M bond for tech needs in Michigan district

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Voters in the Grosse Pointe Public School System handily defeated a contentious $50.2-million bond proposal Tuesday, sending the district back to the drawing board to address its technology needs.

The 10-year measure would have raised taxes for school purposes by 23%, adding 2.28 mills in the first year and costing the owner of a home with a taxable value of $100,000 an additional $228 a year. For many in the community, the financial impact was too great.

The proposal was defeated by a margin of 8,486-3,593.

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