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Updated Vote Count Adds to Measure D's 'Yes' Lead

The school bond measure now has 55.62 percent of the "yes" votes. It needs 55 percent of the "yes" votes to pass.

The Contra Costa County Elections Division updated its vote count on Friday and Measure D's chances of passage has strengthened.

Measure D now has 55.62 percent of the "yes" votes compared to 44.39 percent of the "no" votes. The measure needs 55 percent of the "yes" votes to win.

The new counts adds 3,384 votes to the results posted on election night. The current tally is 29,602 "yes" votes to 22,410 "no" votes.

The original count had Measure D holding on to an even slimmer lead, with 55.19 percent of the votes in favor.

The $260 million bond is to pay for campus upgrades and improve technology in classrooms. In addition, the measure would address overcrowding issues at campuses in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Among the Measure D projects include:

  • Technology infrastructure improvements for 21st-century learning.
  • Additional classrooms/facilities to prevent overcrowding and better ensure that students can attend neighborhood schools.
  • Modernization of classrooms, science labs, facilities and sites to support instruction.
  • Energy efficiency and cost-saving improvements.
  • Fire, security and earthquake safety improvements.
  • Projects to keep schools/facilities/sites safe, clean and well-maintained.

View more of San Ramon Patch's election coverage here.

Did you support Measure D? Tell us why or why not in the comments section below.

Kimberley Gilles November 18, 2012 at 11:16 PM
As a teacher at Monte Vista High whose WONDERFUL students pour every day into an aging portable classroom with sporadic airconditioning and heating, and access to technology that is limited by how many wires I am willing to permit students to trip over, I am delighted that Measure D passed! In a few years, I may actually teach in a room with cupboards, wires that do not snake over a doorframe, along walls and across floors, and room enough for a few computers for student use. I thank the voters of the San Ramon Valley for their foresight and generosity. Yes, you will have most certainly made my professional life easier, but -- more importantly -- you have invested in safe and efficient learning environments all across the district. HOORAY!
Steve November 28, 2012 at 05:39 PM
I look forward to seeing the improvements at our local schools. And the building of a new Elementary School in Dougherty Valley
Tom November 29, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Taxing the rich works so well...... Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate Almost two-thirds of the country’s million-pound earners disappeared from Britain after the introduction of the 50p top rate of tax, figures have disclosed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9707029/Two-thirds-of-millionaires-left-Britain-to-avoid-50p-tax-rate.html
Tom November 29, 2012 at 01:33 AM
On a related note, if government can play such a big role in education how is this possible: Washington, D.C., had the worst high school graduation rate in the country in 2011, according to state-by-state statistics released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education. Only 59 percent of high school students who started as freshmen in the 2006-2007 school year graduated four years later from District of Columbia schools, according to the data, which details state four-year high school graduation rates in the 2010-11 school year. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/dc-takes-top-honors-worst-graduation-rate-us
Steve December 05, 2012 at 08:45 PM
All public schools are run by governments. Some will always be better than others.

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