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Posted on Wed, May 5, 2010 : 5:50 a.m.

Lincoln school bond extension passes with 56 percent of vote

By AnnArbor.com Staff

Lincoln school district voters have approved a $35 million bond extension for facilities upgrades.

The unofficial vote count showed the measure passed 56 percent to 44 percent with 1,161 voters saying yes to the measure, and 926 voting no.

The bond extension means residents would continue to fund a measure that pays for such items as facilities upgrades and technology.

Some $16.8 million will be authorized for projects at the high school. The original part of the building was completed in 1960, and an addition came in 1996. A new performing arts center is a top priority to supplement the school’s small auditorium.

In addition to comprehensive infrastructure upgrades, the district is also looking to replace aging computers and add security systems at all buildings.

The proposed improvements to each school are on a website the district created.

Comments

3DR

Thu, May 6, 2010 : 10:32 p.m.

Yeah way to go!!!! Oh but now they got what they wanted so lets stick it to the teachers and the district by pink slipping 62 to 65 teachers. Not thinking of how this will effect them or their families. So instead of referring to teachers as staff lets call them what they are being used for, bargaining chips.

peachy

Wed, May 5, 2010 : 7:27 p.m.

Congratulations Lincoln. Every school in the surrounding areas are closing building, and you want to add new classrooms! Laying off 62-65 teachers the day after the bond passes is a slap in the face to our community. Staff members were one of the deciding factors in the bond being passed, and now they are being thanked for their efforts with a lay off notice. This is Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you Lincoln teacher's for all you did for my children all those many years ago. You deserve way better.

Dlr727

Wed, May 5, 2010 : 5:42 p.m.

Yeah! Way to go Lincoln. And then, the next day, they let teachers know they are going to give 62-65 teachers lay-off notices. Nice.

Likearock

Wed, May 5, 2010 : 12:08 p.m.

Thanks for the link Matt. Interesting how the bond passed by a much woder margin in Ypsi Township compared to the more rural Augusta and Sumpter Townships. From the numbers I saw last night there were actually more "no" votes than "yes" votes in Augusta. I don't work for the school but I spend a lot of time there. I'm relieved that it passed and look forward to the facility upgrades.

Matt Yankee

Wed, May 5, 2010 : 10:47 a.m.

All votes have been counted, and the millage did indeed pass. The Wayne County portion (Van Buren & Sumpter Townships) is now canvassed by Wayne County, and their numbers will be added to the numbers on Washtenaw County's website when the County receives its official Statement of Returns from Wayne County. For those curious, unofficial Wayne County numbers for Lincoln Schools can be found here: http://waynecounty.com/mygovt/clerk/elections/Elections05_2010/lcsp_552010121019.pdf

Mick52

Wed, May 5, 2010 : 10:21 a.m.

Way to go, Lincoln school district voters.

glimmertwin

Wed, May 5, 2010 : 8:51 a.m.

We voted as well. 1943 total votes cast. I hope those that did not vote were represented by the outcome. But if they weren't, they have nobody to blame but themselves. No I hope the district uses local labor for the projects that will be starting this summer.

mjwinkie

Wed, May 5, 2010 : 8:16 a.m.

I Voted!