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Many Residents Upset with Fenton School's Bond Failure

Fenton's $9.6 million bond was voted down Tuesday.

On Tuesday

A low turnout of 12.56 percent of registered voters turned down the proposal, with 1,110 residents voting no and 921 voting yes.

Many Fenton Patch readers shared their opinions in the comments and on the Fenton Patch Facebook Page. Here is a look at what they said.

Many residents were very disappointed with the results.

"...People, many, many people in every economic situation in our community pay more than $50 a WEEK for cigarettes, but will not invest $50 a YEAR in the future of our young people. To me that is warped," posted Kristie Trapp.

Matt D. Vultaggio commented, "That's too bad..I guess at home updated technology is more important than higher learning through modern technology!"

"Our kids will not be competing for jobs with kids from Grand Blanc, they will be competing for jobs with kids from China. We are falling behind and without current technology, we will fall more behind. Do I think book learning is good? YES but the new foreign language is computers. Sad day for Fenton Schools," Bev Tippett said.

Terri Di Giovanni Steeves posted, "Just sick to my stomach for our children! Sad day here in Fenton! Pretty much disgusted with our community! What a slap on my three kids faces! Thanks Fenton!"

Larry Trevethan commented, "The me generation speaks again. Nothing for the future generations. It's all about me."

"The tax increase was minimal. Sickening really that anyone voted no," Stacey Peters posted.

Others felt the students and the school district will be fine without the bond.

JeanSteve Clees Keiser said, "They need to come back with a more reasonable proposal. The slap in the face was the money wasted last time on FIS."

"Our kids aren't suffering. Trust me. In reality, our kids are very privileged," John Nicholson said.

Jason Alexander (Editor) May 09, 2012 at 12:38 PM
How do you feel about the bond's failure?
Robert Buttery May 09, 2012 at 05:37 PM
If you don't vote or work on a campaign to get out the vote you have no complaint. I voted and my side lost. Sad but this is how the system works. Work harder next time.
Richard Smith May 09, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Would you rather instead hear how I feel about everyone's reaction to the bond's failure? I think the saddest was seeing comments blaming seniors for shooting this down and threatening retribution if a millage request was ever to come up for the Loose Senior Center. It unfairly marginalizes the senior and those who have valid reasons to vote no. If the whiners are that bent out of shape because $80 isn't really a whole lot of money then put your money where your mouth is and cover my share. If FAPS/FAPSEF can come up with money for IB then I'm sure money can be scrounged up for buses, etc.
Lenny Haise May 10, 2012 at 03:18 AM
It's only $$ it's only$$$ it's only adds up to $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Enough!

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