Merced River School District Bond Issue, Measure L (June 2014)

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A Merced River School District Bond Issue, Measure L ballot question was on the June 3, 2014 election ballot for voters in the Merced River School District in Merced County, California, where it was approved.[1]

Measure L authorized the district, featuring 157 kindergarten through eighth grade students, to increase its debt by $1.8 million through issuing general obligation bonds in that amount. The bond payments were scheduled over 20 years through a property tax of $30 per $100,000 for district residents. At the time of the measures passage, the Merced River School District has two schools, Hopeton School and Washington School. District officials announced plans to consolidate the schools into one district campus sometime in 2015-2016.[2]

A 55 percent supermajority vote was required for approval of Measure L.

Election results

Measure L
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 95 61.29%
No6038.71%
Election results from Merced County Elections Department

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Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Without increasing the current tax rate and to improve quality of education; replace outdated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems; modernize classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; make health, safety and handicapped accessibility improvements; and increase student access to computers and modern technology; shall the Merced River School District issue $1,800,00 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens' oversight committee and have NO money taken by the state or used for administrative salaries?[3][4]

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