Update: 11:20 p.m
Measure H passes: 66.71% yes (6,945 votes); 33.39% no (3,466 votes)
Update: 11:00 p.m.
Measure H school bond is passing with 66.71% (See tally box below)
Update: 9:15 p.m.
Measure H is passing as of 9:15 p.m. with Vote-by-Mail ballots and Early Voting totals only. See tally box at end of article.
Today, San Carlos residents will be asked to vote on Measure H and decide whether San Carlos schools will get a boost of taxpayer money to upgrade campuses throughout the district.
Members of the Strong San Carlos Schools says, "Our oldest schools were built between 1920 and 1950 and need critical repairs to improve student safety, as well as upgrades for modern science and technology instruction.”
The organization says the money earned through Measure H would be used to replace inefficient heating and lighting systems, upgrade classrooms with 21st-century technology, add additional classrooms to overcrowded schools, and much more.
The measure is guaranteed not to cost taxpayers more than $30 for each $100,000 in assessed value on a homeowner’s home.
Also, since Measure H is a local bond measure, none of the proceeds can be taken away by the state. Also, none of the money can be used for administrators’ salaries, pensions or benefits, and a Citizens’ Oversight Committee will be formed to ensure the proceeds are used properly and as promised, as required by law.
School board member Seth Rosenblatt says that the positive effects of Measure H will not only benefit families with school-age children, but also the average homeowner as well.
“The number one reason young families move to San Carlos - and have kept up our property values - is because of the great reputation of our schools,” he said.
“Passing Measure H is crucial to build those facilities and invest in modern technology to support both our current students as well as the additional increase in enrollment we're expected to get over the next decade. “
By law, 55 percent of voters must vote Yes in order for the measure to pass.
To view the Measure H Facebook page, click here.000 of 000 Precincts Reporting (100%) Votes Percentage Measure H Yes 6,945* 66.71% Measure H No 3,466* 33.29%
* This total, as of 10:30 p.m. Check back for updates.
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