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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Schools referendum passes 51% to 49%

It was very close, but Referendum 09 was approved by voters. Now the real work will begin as we mobilize for the many renovation and expansion projects throughout the school. Thank you to everyone who participated in the process.

The unofficial totals we got were:
2129 Yes
2047 No

This represents about 25% of the registered voters participating.

We'll get the official results certified by the county.

Details to come...and then some!

For now, though, a little sleep.


Anonymous said...

62 vote margin. Not a ringing endorsement now, is it?

Laurie said...

Well, it would have been nice to get a "ringing endorsement," but all we needed was for it to pass by one vote. I am so glad it passed because I truly believe it was/is the right thing to do. I'll work as hard as I can to ensure that end results prove that out.