The proposed $54.1 million, 30-year bond proposal to issue bonds for a Middle School addition to Owosso High School, add an eight-lane pool north of the high school, add a second gym, a 1,000-seat auditorium on the south side of OHS, plus renovate and modernize OHS, purchase technology and buses along with air-conditioning for all buildings, including elementaries, was rejected by voters on Tuesday, Feb. 24, by a nearly 60 to 40 percent ratio. The unofficial tally Tuesday night was 1,900 (40.97 percent) yes to 2,738 (59.03 percent) no. “I’m obviously disappointed for our district and our community. Unfortunately, the need still exists and it is not going to disappear. However, Owosso is a great place and we have wonderful educators working with our students every day and we have great people in our community,” said Supt. Dr. Andrea Tuttle. “I truly believe everything happens for a reason and I may not understand it, but the people of this district and community will continue to push forward.”
If approved, the bond issue proposal would have meant a 6.37 mill property tax increase this year, the ballot language noted. The bonding question was supported only in Owosso Charter Township’s precinct 2-2, which is north of Owosso along M-52 to Cronk Road. It was defeated in all other precincts in the school district, including all in the city of Owosso

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