Unofficial vote totals show that a $37.8 million bond proposal in the Fowlerville Community Schools district failed by just 33 votes in Tuesday’s election.
The unofficial tally shows that the measure failed, 907-874.
The bond measure was overwhelmingly approved in Handy Township and the Village of Fowlerville, and passed narrowly in Iosco Township Precinct 1. But it was overwhelmingly defeated in both Conway and Cohoctah townships, while narrowly falling in Iosco Township Precinct 2.
The district was requesting the money to build a new K-2 school building, which would allow Fowlerville to convert the old H.T. Smith Elementary School into the district’s early childhood center and recreational department.
The bond issue also would have provided for air-conditioning and electrical-system upgrades in the district.