Bond Measure Claims Victory After Near-Loss

By Lauren Steussy
|  Thursday, Dec 6, 2012  |  Updated 3:10 PM PDT
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A $449 million bond measure in the San Dieguito Union High School District has officially won after a long month of uncertainty. 

Proposition AA authorizes the school district to sell $449 million in bonds to pay for upgrades to its aging schools.

Just after election night, Prop. AA was .53 percent of votes from passing. 

November 17's count had the measure ahead with 55.16 percent of the votes. This measure requires at least 55 percent 'yes' votes.

The tally is now official, and 55.52 percent of voters approved the measure. 

The district was already planning on starting some of the bond projects before they knew it had passed. They have been planning the bond-funded projects for the last four years.

In total, seven of 11 of the school bond measures on San Diego County ballots appeared to have passed as of Tuesday night. All the measures require 55 percent approval to pass.

Here's a list of the bond measures and the amount they asked voters to authorize. Those in bold have passed. 

  • PROPOSITION C - Cajon Valley Union School District - $88.4 million
  • PROPOSITION D - Dehesa School District - $3 million
  • PROPOSITION E - Chula Vista Elementary School District - $90 million
  • PROPOSITION G - Mountain Empire School District - $30.8 million
  • PROPOSITION R - Ramona Unified School District - $66 million
  • PROPOSITION V - Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District $398 million
  • PROPOSITION Y - South Bay Union School District - $26 million
  • PROPOSITION Z - San Diego Unified School District - $2.8 million
  • PROPOSITION AA - San Dieguito Union High School District - $449 million
  • PROPOSITION CC - Del Mar Union School District - $76.8 million
  • PROPOSITION EE - MiraCosta Community College District - $497 million

Propositions C, D, and Y are considered "Reauthorization Bonds," meaning the measures are versions of previously passed bond measures. The new measures authorize the issuance of new bonds.

The number of bonds in the county has grown significantly since 2010, when there were four school bonds on ballots countywide.In 2008, there were eight, including one in the Primary Election, versus three in 2006.

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