Ravenswood’s $110 Million School Bond Measure Continues to Lead | New


The administrative offices of the Ravenswood School District, located on Euclid Avenue in East Palo Alto. Photo by Veronica Weber.

Thursday, June 9, afternoon election results show the Ravenswood City School District’s $110 million school bond measure to bring classrooms into the 21st century is still receiving the votes needed to pass.

The latest results show Measure I leading with about 69% of voters in favor (691 votes) and about 31% of voters against (316 votes), with little change from election night according to the Elections Office of the San Mateo County. The measure requires 55% approval to pass.

“We are so grateful to our community for voting yes on Measure I,” District Administrator Jenny Varghese Bloom said in a statement. “We know this year has been difficult to say yes to the property tax increase, and we are grateful for the continued support so that we can ensure that all students in our community have excellent facilities. I encourage our community to come and see our schools so they can see the work that is being done and will be done with their investment.”

Funds would also be used to replace aging laptops, improve classroom technology, improve school safety and accessibility for students with disabilities, provide sports fields and recreational spaces for after-school programs, create preschool classrooms and replacing aging water pipes and drinking fountains.

The 2015 District Facilities Master Plan identified $300 million in facility needs.


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