$95 million school bond heading to victory
Measure M vote stands at 55.6-percent
–The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District‘s effort to raise funds to improve local schools is headed to victory, according to the San Luis Obispo County Clerk’s Final Unofficial Election Results.
Measure M (M-16) is a $95 million general obligation bond that will improve, construct, and rehabilitate classrooms and schools throughout the district. Measure M needs 55-percent to pass and currently has 55.6-percent. The county still has to count any outstanding vote-by-mail and provisional ballots.
Votes on Measure M
- YES, 7051 votes, 55.64%
- NO, 5621 votes, 44.36%
“At this point, it looks like Measure M has passed,” says Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Trustee Joel Peterson. “If this result holds, I’m beyond thrilled that the citizens of Paso Robles have voted to pass Measure M. It’s impact will be seen for years and will positively affect our children, our community and our future. I’d like to thank all who supported it; we will work hard to make sure we spend this money efficiently and wisely to build this district of excellence.”
School District Trustee Chris Bausch commented: “Combined with an additional estimated $30 million from Prop. 51, the voter’s razor thin passage of M-16 will allow PRJUSD to begin a long process of replacing structures that out lived their useful service life, building new classrooms, labs, studios and a world class aquatics complex. Thank you to all who supported Measure M.”
School District Superintendent Chris Williams commented: “As I am pleased with the initial outcome, it’s still to early to celebrate. The next few days will tell the final story. I would also like to thank our Measure M Campaign team led by Tara Quinn, for their support, and countless hours put into such a worthy cause.”
Voters in the Shandon Joint Unified School District approved Tuesday night a $3.15-million bond measure for facility improvements. The measure received 73.4 percent support.
Voters in the San Miguel Joint Unified School District approved Tuesday night a $5.9-million bond measure (D-16) to fund major improvements at the district’s two elementary schools. The measure received 60.6 percent support.