Residents of north Sacramento County went to the polls today to decide if Grant Joint Union High School District should merge with three elementary school districts in the same area. As of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, with 61 of 99 precincts reporting, 66 percent voted "Yes" on Measure B and 33 percent voted "No." The results have not yet been finalized.
If voters approve Measure B, total enrollment for the new district will about 31,000 students.
Supporters of the plan said the merger would make school administration more efficient, but opponents said they fear that it would lead to a loss of local control, especially for those who rely on the elementary school districts.
The measure needs a simple majority to pass.
Here are some other key local races:
- In Yolo County, voters decided on Measure Q, which would renew an existing parcel tax of $200 to help Davis public schools. Voters are also being asked about Measure P, another parcel tax that would pay for Davis library operations. Measure S, a school bond for the Washington Unified School District school bond, was also at issue. If approved, Measure S would allow for school improvements in West Sacramento. As of 9:30 p.m., with 7 of 39 precincts reporting, 66 percent voted "Yes" on Measure Q, 33 voted "No." With 6 of 38 precincts reporting, 67 percent voted "Yes" on Measure P, 32 percent voted "No." As of 9:30 p.m., with 4 of 17 precincts reporting, 51 percent voted "Yes" on Measure S and 48 percent voted "No." The results have not yet been finalized.
- In Stanislaus County, Modesto voters weighed in on Measure J, which addresses how City Council members are elected. Currently, members are elected at-large instead of by district. As of 9 p.m., with 223 of 388 precincts reporting, 56 percent voted to support candidates by district, 43 percent voted to support mixed districts and at-large candidates. The results have not yet been finalized.
- In Calaveras County, residents voted on Measure J, a $31 million bond for a new jail and 911 dispatch center. As of 9:22 p.m. Tuesday, with 30 of 30 precincts reporting, 66 percent voted "Yes" on Measure J, 33 percent voted "No."
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