Biggs Unified School District bond proposition, Measure E (November 2008)

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A Biggs Unified School District bond proposition, Measure E ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the Biggs Unified School District in Butte County, California, where it was defeated.

If Measure E had been approved, it would have authorized the school district to borrow $6.9 million.

Eight months prior to the defeat of Measure E, voters in the district also defeated Measure A, a $4,275,000 bond request. Four years later, voters in the district defeated Measure B, a $6 million bond request.

A 55 percent supermajority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure E
Defeatedd No76454.26%
Yes 644 45.74%
These final, certified, results from the Butte County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure E: "To improve the quality of education, qualify for $4,000,000 state matching funds, fix leaky roofs, improve fire safety, repair and modernize classrooms, upgrade electrical, plumbing, heating/ventilation systems for energy efficiency, and update science and computer technology, shall Biggs Unified School District issue $6,900,000 of bonds at legal rates to renovate, acquire, construct and equip neighborhood schools, sites and facilities, with required independent financial audits, citizens' oversight and no money for administrators' salaries?"[1]


Altogether, there were 95 school bond measures on the November 4 ballot across California. Of the 95, just eight were defeated. Measure E is one of the eight that was defeated.

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