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Measure E Seems Ready To Pass

Early results show overwhelming support for school bond.

Milpitas voters appeared ready to pay more to support local schools as early results came in for Tuesday's primary election.

With all precincts reporting, supporters of Measure E were leading with nearly 65 percent of the vote on Tuesday night. The measure needs 55 percent voter approval to pass. These results are preliminary; another update is expected by 5 p.m. today, and another by 5 p.m. Friday.

If approved, the measure would raise $95 million bond to repair and improve classrooms, labs and other facilities around Milpitas Unified School District.

The measure would increase property taxes by $50 per $100,000 of assessed value. In other words, a home valued at $300,000 would accrue an additional $150 in property tax.    

According to board documents, if passed, all bond money would go to the district. It would pay for the district to fix leaky roofs; improve science lab equipment; build new classrooms; upgrade fire and earthquake safety features; become more energy efficient; improve access for students with disabilities; and make other upgrades.

For more information visit the district's webpage

Ram Kumar June 06, 2012 at 10:33 PM
I hope voters made rational choices and will ask hard questions to educators in future. Genevieve - thanks for hosting/moderating this discussion.
Rick Hopkins June 07, 2012 at 05:21 AM
I believe the voters made an informed decisions and have shown strong support for the school system. Investing in schools is this countries only hope. Rick
Guy June 07, 2012 at 06:23 PM
I hope some of the anonymous opponents of E apply to be on the oversight committee and keep asking their questions there. If they are not successful in getting appointed, they can attend School Board meetings and raise their questions THERE. Of course, neither of these activities can be done anonymously.
Marsha June 08, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Besides the opportunity to be involved at the schools on the school site committees and the PTA's there will be openings on the parcel tax Oversite committee and new Bond Oversite committee this next school year. All interested community members are welcome to apply. And as always if there are questions or concerns about our schools , please feel free to contact me at mgrilli@musd.org . I would be happy to meet with you.
Marsha June 08, 2012 at 03:47 PM
correction ..That would be Parcel Tax OverSight and Bond Oversight committees.

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