$50M School Bond Defeated

GROSSE POINTE, Mich. (AP) -- A proposal to sell roughly $50 million in bonds for technology improvements in suburban Detroit's Grosse Pointe public schools has been defeated.

It was one of several tax issues on ballots around Michigan on Tuesday.

The Grosse Pointe schools were seeking financing for a fiber optic network, purchase of equipment, renovation of infrastructure and security improvements. According to unofficial results from six communities, there were 3,593 votes in favor and 8,486 against.

Board of Education President Joan Dindoffer tells the Detroit Free Press that the district will "analyze the results and determine how best to serve our students."

The 10-year measure would have raised taxes by 2.28 mills in the first year. A mill is $1 per $1,000 of a property's assessed value.