Voters Show Overwhelming Support for Saline Area Schools Bond Proposal

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 11/03/2015 - 22:08

In surprisingly overwhelming fashion, Saline Area Schools voters approved the 20-year, $67.5 million bond proposal.

With all precincts reporting, more than 62 percent percent of voters supported the proposal, 3,181 to 1945.

“I would like to thank the voters in the Saline Area Schools district for their support of the schools. I appreciate all the Yes votes,” said Paul Hynek, President for the district’s Board of Education. “We’re going to start our planning sessions tomorrow and get this process underway.”

Hynek said the large margin of victory showed the district’s message resonated with voters.

“People understood this was about keeping our buildings safe, warm and dry. They realized they could trust us with the bond money,” Hynek said.

Superintendent Scot Graden said the margin of victory was surprising. He had been uncertain how voters, who twice rejected district bond proposals in 2010 and 2011, would respond to the district’s new proposal.

“I think the turnout shows our message about protecting our future resonated with voters. People value our schools and tonight’s results show that,” Graden said. “I’m very thankful to be in Saline tonight.”

Graden said he was impressed by turnout, which was about 24 percent in the district.

Voters rejected bond proposals in 2011 and 2010.

In 2011, 55.7 percent of voters rejected a $22 million bond proposal

In 2010, 51.4 percent of voters turned down a $28 million bond proposal.



Precinct Yes No % Turnout
Saline 1+2 732 458 61.50% 26.58%
Saline 3 442 272 61.90% 27.67%
Lodi 563 440 56.10% 27.80%
York 542 349 60.80% 27.02%
Pittsfield 1 85 37 69.70% 18.60%
Pittsfield 8 483 163 74.80% 24.26%
Pittsfield 9 212 89 70.40% 21.47%
Saline Twp 122 137 47.10% 17.18%
Total 3181 1945    

 

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