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."
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.