Fenton $8.4 Million Bond Proposal Fails Again

Bond falls 595 votes short.

A Fenton bond issue failed for the second time in seven months Tuesday.

The $8.4 million bond came up short after a $9.6 million bond failed in May. That bond failed by less than 200 votes. Tuesday's $8.4 million bond fell 595 votes short.

There were 4,740 No (53.35 percent) compared to 4,145 Yes votes (46.65 percent).


The new proposal was focused on technology, school buses and increasing safety and security. It dropped all traffic and parking projects from the prior proposal and shortened the bond by two years, making the proposal more than $1 million less this time around. The bond would have cost owners of a $120,000 home an average of $60 a year.

The $6.4 million technology part of the bond included:

  • A wireless access in all buildings
  • Computer labs in all buildings
  • Classroom computer labs for business, publications, TV/video and computer aided design and drafting classes
  • Electronic whiteboards
  • Computer servers
  • Digital presentation tools

The  $300,000 safety and security part of the bond included:

  • Replacing the security system at Fenton High School
  • Installing additional security in all schools and add cameras and radios to busses.
  • Replacing the phone system

The $1.4 million transportation part of the bond will include the ability to purchase 16 new buses over 10 years.

You can view a video explaining the bond proposal in more detail on the Fenton School's website.

* All results are unofficial and provided by the Genesee County Clerk.

Jason Alexander November 07, 2012 at 02:32 PM
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