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Multiple School District Funding Measures Fall Just Short In San Mateo County

June 06, 2018 - 9:04 am

(KCBS Radio) - Multiple school district ballot measures in San Mateo County were either narrowly defeated or barely passed by voters in Tuesday's election, according to complete unofficial election results.

Measure J, a school bond measure in the Jefferson Union High School District, had 54.1% percent approval while Measure M from the Cabrillo Unified School District had 54.9% percent approval, both just short of the 55% percent needed to pass.

Measure J was a $33 million bond measure to fund rental housing for the district's teachers and staff, while Measure M was a $99 million bond measure to fund renovations of schools.

The Belmont-Redwood Shores School District sought a $118 parcel tax for five years to fund academic programs and school libraries, but needed two-thirds approval and came up short at 64.8% percent.

Measure L, a $166 parcel tax proposed by the Brisbane School District, narrowly passed with 67.3% percent of voters, just above the two-thirds majority needed for approval.

School district funding measures in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District, Millbrae School District, Pacifica School District and Ravenswood City School District passed with more comfortable margins.

The two non-school district measures on the San Mateo County ballot -- Foster City's Measure P to fund up to $90 million in bonds for levee improvements and Portola Valley's Measure T to reduce the utility user tax on telephone, gas, water and electricity -- also passed.

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