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Unofficial results show strong support for Ravenswood district's $110M bond

Measure I would replace aging portables, upgrade classroom technology

The Ravenswood School District's administration offices, located on Euclid Avenue in East Palo Alto. Photo by Veronica Weber.

Early election night results show the Ravenswood City School District's $110 million school bond measure to bring classrooms into the 21st century is receiving the votes needed to pass.

Semiofficial election results on Tuesday, June 7, show Measure I is leading with about 68% of voters in support (554 votes) and around 32% of voters against (260 votes), according to the San Mateo County Elections Office. The measure requires 55% approval to pass.

"We know there are many more ballots to be counted, and we will continue to follow updates from the Elections department," said district Trustee Jenny Varghese Bloom in a statement. "We are guardedly optimistic and deeply thankful to our community for their continued trust in our vision for our schools."

The funds would also go toward replacing aging portables, upgrading classroom technology, school security and accessibility for disabled students, providing sports fields and recreation space for after-school programs, creating preschool classrooms, and replacing aging water pipes and drinking fountains.

The district's 2015 facilities master plan identified $300 million in facilities needs.

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The school board has yet to determine which elementary school it would begin upgrading if the measure is approved.

Results include vote by mail ballots received in the mail or returned to Vote Centers on or before June 2 and Vote Center ballots, according to the Elections Office. Results do not include vote by mail ballots received or dropped off at Vote Centers and drop boxes after June 2 and conditional voter registration or provisional ballots.

The next results will be released at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9. The Elections Office plans to certify the results on July 7.

This story will be updated as more results become available.

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Unofficial results show strong support for Ravenswood district's $110M bond

Measure I would replace aging portables, upgrade classroom technology

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Uploaded: Tue, Jun 7, 2022, 11:15 pm
Updated: Wed, Jun 8, 2022, 4:48 pm

Early election night results show the Ravenswood City School District's $110 million school bond measure to bring classrooms into the 21st century is receiving the votes needed to pass.

Semiofficial election results on Tuesday, June 7, show Measure I is leading with about 68% of voters in support (554 votes) and around 32% of voters against (260 votes), according to the San Mateo County Elections Office. The measure requires 55% approval to pass.

"We know there are many more ballots to be counted, and we will continue to follow updates from the Elections department," said district Trustee Jenny Varghese Bloom in a statement. "We are guardedly optimistic and deeply thankful to our community for their continued trust in our vision for our schools."

The funds would also go toward replacing aging portables, upgrading classroom technology, school security and accessibility for disabled students, providing sports fields and recreation space for after-school programs, creating preschool classrooms, and replacing aging water pipes and drinking fountains.

The district's 2015 facilities master plan identified $300 million in facilities needs.

The school board has yet to determine which elementary school it would begin upgrading if the measure is approved.

Results include vote by mail ballots received in the mail or returned to Vote Centers on or before June 2 and Vote Center ballots, according to the Elections Office. Results do not include vote by mail ballots received or dropped off at Vote Centers and drop boxes after June 2 and conditional voter registration or provisional ballots.

The next results will be released at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9. The Elections Office plans to certify the results on July 7.

This story will be updated as more results become available.

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