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Voters approve more than $700 million in bond measures in Tri-Counties for school projects

Alexander Grey
Voters say yes to some, but not all school bond measures in the Tri-Counties.

But, not all bond proposals on the region's ballots get approved by voters

Voters in the Tri-Counties said yes to a number of bond measures to help the region’s schools, but not in all cases.

Voters in the Ventura Unified, Fillmore Unified, Rio, Oxnard, and Mupu School Districts approved bond measures to fund project to repair, and replace school infrastructure.

In Santa Barbara County, bond proposals were okayed in the Buellton and Guadalupe School Districts. And, voters in the Hope Elementary School District approved a proposal to keep the district's parcel tax in place for another five years.

But, bond proposals ran into trouble in two Santa Barbara County districts.

In the College School District, a $23 million bond proposal received a 52% yes vote. But, bond measures of this type need a 55% yes vote to pass. And, a bond proposal for the Lompoc Unified School District ran into the same problem. It also got a 52% yes vote, a majority, but not the 55% supermajority needed to pass.

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