Measure E authorizes the Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD) to issue and sell bonds valued up to $41.9 million to fund continuing facility upgrades and renovations at Terra Nova, Oceana, Jefferson, Westmoor and Thornton High Schools.
The measure's passage requires the approval of 55 percent of eligible voters.
The measure's proponents say its passage is needed to continue work on existing projects that started with the 2006 passage of Measure N, which authorized the District to issue bonds valued up to $136.9 million.
The district, citing the economic downturn, has raised just $95 million since Measure N's passage.
The $41.9 million would make up for shortfall in funding district voters approved in 2006.
The measure's proponents say a bonds reauthorization will allow the district to borrow money at a lower interest rates, saving taxpayers millions of dollars.
Opponents of the measure say the bond measure isn't needed for a district with declining enrollment, and would be used to fund higher salaries and pensions for teachers and administrators and property acquisitions it doesn't need.
The measure's supporters include JUHSD President Jeanne Matysiak, JUHSD Bond Oversight Committee Chairperson Marvin Morganti, San Mateo County Supervisor Michael Nevin, and community leader Dolores "Dee" Canepa.
Opponents of the measure include Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association President John Roeder and San Mateo County Libertarian Party Chair Harland Harrison.
Measure E results:
Measure E: Jefferson Union High School District (55 Percent Approval Required)
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