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.