Measure S Supporters to Ponder Trying Again
Tuesday’s election brought mixed results in two measures that supporters said would help local school districts. What’s next for the measures’ backers?
(West Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
A smidge over 50 percent of West Sacramento voters approved Measure S, a $59 million bond to modernize the Washington Unified School District. Problem is, that wasn’t enough. Bond measures require a 55 percent supermajority to pass.
“Well, clearly, we’re disappointed.”
Mark Capitolo with the Yes on S campaign says putting the measure on another ballot is a possibility.
“We need to go back to the drawing board and figure out how to earn more confidence among parents and voters to take these schools to the next level.”
But in northern Sacramento County, Measure B supporters rejoiced. Voters approved merging three elementary school districts with the Grant Joint Union High School District and picked seven board members to run it. The district will have a new name and superintendent and serve 30,000 students starting in July of next year.