Measure E, a parcel tax to support the Redwood City School District, failed to win the necessary two-thirds vote it needed to pass in the special June 2 election. About one-third of Atherton households are in the Redwood City district, which includes Selby Lane School in Atherton.
A little over 62 percent of voters said yes to the $91-per-parcel tax, with 37.9 percent voting no, according to semi-official results posted by the San Mateo County Elections Office. The tax would have raised $2.2 million annually to help pay for teacher salaries, the science program, school libraries, tutoring and physical education.
Voter turnout was 23.5 percent, according to the elections office.