Voters in the Plymouth-Canton (Mich.) school district has given a thumbs down to a $62.1 million school bond that would have paid for a new middle school in the 18,708-student district. It would also have repaid the $2.3 million the district shelled out for the property intended for the future school. The defeat comes 10 months after bond proposals totaling $124 million failed. In the Southgate (Mich.) district, voters rejected an $8.75 million proposal that would have paid for high-tech improvements in the 5,500-student district. The Memphis (Mich.) district won approval of a $6.33 million proposal to renovate Memphis Elementary School.
School officials are regrouping after voters in the Romeo (Mich.) Community Schools district defeated a $93 million bond issue to address overcrowding. The district had sought to use the money to upgrade technology, improve security and finance expansions, but voters resoundingly defeated the proposal.
Voters in the Portage (Mich.) district rejected a $145 million bond proposal. The money would have paid for construction of two elementary schools and major renovations at two high schools.
The Webberville (Mich.) district failed to win approval of a $6.5 million bond proposal. The money would have paid for new sidewalks, science labs, brick facades, playground space, technology, security, and other upgrades. Voters in the Fulton (Mich.) district turned down a $20.3 million bond issue for districtwide improvements. Portland (Mich.) district voters rejected a $3.2 million proposal that would have financed roof replacements.