A proposal to sell $50 million in bonds for technology improvements in suburban Detroit's Grosse Pointe Public Schools has failed.
The measure was rejected by voters 70 percent to 30 percent -- or 3,718 votes for yes and 8,617 votes for no.
It was one of several tax issues on ballots around Michigan on Tuesday.
The Grosse Pointe schools were seeking financing for a fiber optic network, purchase of equipment, renovation of infrastructure and security improvements.
The 10-year measure would have raised taxes by 2.28 mills in the first year. A mill is $1 per $1,000 of a property's assessed value.
Michigan assesses property at half its estimated market value. The owner of a home worth $200,000 and assessed at $100,000 would pay about $228 a year.