Constantine – School proposal defeated

Officials from Constantine Public Schools will have to return to the drawing board if they hope to pursue another millage-increase request.

District voters Tuesday turned down a request for an additional two-tenths of a mill in order to complete a number of ambitious plans.

Unofficial numbers from St. Joseph County show 266 voters OK’d the plan, while 356 opposed the measure. Combined with Cass County’s totals, the millage request failed 646 to 392, a margin of almost two-thirds to one-third.

The $45 million proposal would have helped with the consolidation of the district’s two elementary schools, Riverside moving its staff and students to an expanded Eastside Elementary.

In addition, the funds would have allowed the district to make a number of improvements at the high school, Sweetland Stadium and its bus garage.

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  1. Improvements to the high school had to be made from the beginning of its short life due to poor planning and expensive stupidity. All because its backers wanted a showcase, not a school. And they short changed all our kids in the process. This bond issue offered only more of the same. Glad to see it failed.

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