School fund increase will be on November ballot in Detroit

Tue, Aug 25 2009 — Source: The Detroit News

Detroit Public Schools is expected to ask city voters to OK a $500.5 million bond initiative for building upgrades and other needs in the struggling district. The Michigan Department of Treasury last week approved the district’s request to place the initiative on the Nov. 3 ballot. The district has until today to submit language to the city Election Commission to meet the deadline for the ballot, said Daniel Baxter, Detroit’s director of elections. The commission could certify placement as early as today.