Voters said yes to the Las Lomitas School District's construction plans for its two schools by approving Measure S, a $60 million bond measure, by a wide margin.
With all 18 precincts counted along with mail-in ballots received by election day, the county reports 1,859 votes in favor (74 percent), and 656 votes against.
Measure S will raise $60 million in bond revenue to build new two-story buildings, eliminate 18 portable classrooms, and renovate existing facilities at the district's two schools -- Las Lomitas (K-3) in Atherton and La Entrada (4-8) in Menlo Park. It will not include complete reconstruction of the campuses, but instead would tear down up to one-third of the current structures to make room for new classrooms.
Like the nearby Menlo Park City School District, the Las Lomitas district has been reeling from far greater-than-projected enrollment, and has been struggling to accommodate the students. According to the district, enrollment has increased 40 percent during the past decade.
The district estimates that property owners will be assessed $30 a year per $100,000 of taxable property.
Click here for the Almanac's Voter Guide story on Measure S.