Central Unified School District bond proposition, Measure E (June 2008)

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A Central Unified School District bond proposition, Measure E ballot question was on the June 3, 2008 ballot for voters in the Central Unified School District in Fresno County, California, where it was narrowly defeated.

If Measure E had been approved, it would have authorized the school district to borrow $152 million with which to build four new schools and engage in some other refurbishment projects which would have taken place over a period of 10-12 years. Measure E would have cost property owners $60 per $100,000 of assessed value annually.

A 55 percent supermajority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure E
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No3,37745.21%
Yes 4,092 54.79%
These final, certified, election results are from the Fresno County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure E: "School Modernization and Overcrowding Relief Measure to replace outdated heating/ventilation/air conditioning systems to improve energy efficiency, upgrade classroom technology, replace aging portables, renovate restrooms, improve school security, acquire property, build classrooms and schools to avoid overcrowding, providing students access to comparable school facilities, and qualify for state matching funds. Shall Central Unified School District issue $152 million in bonds at legal interest rates with annual audits and independent citizens' oversight and no money for administrator's salaries?"[1]

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