Voters approve $13.5 million bond measure for Woodside School


Voters in the Woodside Elementary School District approved a $13.5 million bond measure in Tuesday's election.

With all seven precincts reporting, 62.9 percent of voters supported Measure D. The count was 491 yes votes and 289 no votes.

To pass, the measure needed the approval of 55 percent of the voters.

Measure D will raise about $13.5 million for the one-school district in Woodside. The district wants the funds to pay for modernization and repair projects, including replacement of Sellman Auditorium, estimated to cost $7.67 million.

The nonprofit Woodside School Foundation has launched a capital campaign to raise another $3.5 million for elements of the campus project that are considered desirable but not essential.

Measure D would tax district residents at a rate of $24.05 per $100,000 of their property's assessed value per year. This would be in addition to what property owners already pay annually for previously approved bonds: a total of $34.50 per $100,000 of assessed value for bonds passed in 1999 and 2005, according to Robin Wasco, the district's chief business official.

● See earlier story.


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Posted by Heather McLeod Grant
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Thank you to all of the local Woodside residents and citizens who turned out to support our school. We are proud of our hard work, and we are grateful for your support.
Heather Grant, Woodside Bond/ Campaign for Measure D Chair

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