Sierra Unified School District bond propositions, Measures V and W (November 2008)

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Two Sierra Unified School District bond propositions, Measures V and W were on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the Sierra Unified School District in Fresno County, California. Both measures were defeated.
  • If Measure V had been approved, it would have authorized the school district to borrow $12 million.
  • If Measure W had been approved, it would have authorized the school district to borrow $10 million.

For both measures, a 55 percent supermajority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure V

Measure V
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No2,85251.36%
Yes 2,701 48.64%

Measure W

Measure W
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No2,72448.97%
Yes 2,839 51.03%
These final, certified, election results are from the Fresno County elections office.

Ballot questions

Measure V

The question on the ballot:

Measure V: "To improve neighborhood elementary and middle schools, upgrade classroom computer technology and school pick-up/drop-off zones, bring playgrounds into compliance with safety requirements, upgrade plumbing, wiring, heating and ventilation system, improve energy efficiency, increase classroom funding by paying down debt, shall Sierra Unified School District issue $12,000,000 of bonds at legal rates to renovate, acquire, construct, repair, equip schools, sites, facilities, with independent financial audits, citizens' oversight, and no money for administrators' salaries?"[1]

Measure W

The question on the ballot:

Measure W: "To provide a quality education and attract excellent teachers, upgrade electrical systems, classroom computer technology and science labs, improve job training and vocational education classrooms, improve energy efficiency to reduce utility costs, shall Sierra Unified School District issue $10,000,000 of bonds at legal rates to renovate, acquire, construct, repair, equip high school classrooms, sites, facilities, with independent financial audits, citizens' oversight, and no money for administrators' salaries?"[1]

Comparison

Altogether, there were 95 school bond measures on the November 4 ballot across California. Of the 95, just eight were defeated. Measures V and W are two of the eight that were defeated.

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