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Big win for Menlo Park City School District's Measure W

Voters overwhelmingly approved the $23 million bond measure that will fund a fifth campus in the Menlo Park City School District.

By 11 p.m. election night, with all 21 precincts counted as well as mail-in ballots received by election day, the county reported that 75 percent of voters (3,195) supported the measure. The measure needed 55 percent voter-approval to pass. Voters opposing the measure numbered 1,062.

Measure W will raise funds to build a fifth campus in the district to address a skyrocketing enrollment.

The bond revenue funds will be used to construct a school at the district-owned O'Connor site in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park for third- to fifth-graders coming from the K-2 program at nearby Laurel School. The district plans to open the new school, on a campus that has been leased out to a private school for decades, in 2016.

Click here for the Almanac's Voter Guide story on Measure W.

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Posted by accuracy counts!
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Nov 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Just for clarity…as a Prop 39 bond, only 55% was needed for passage.

Editor's note: Thanks. We will correct the story.


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