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San Mateo County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Measure I
Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District

55% Approval Required

Pass: 9,509 / 65.9% Yes votes ...... 4,922 / 34.1% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Jan 6 3:01pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (38/38)
65.3% Voter Turnout (226,259/346,516)
Information shown below: Official Information | Arguments |

Ralston Middle School Repair Measure. To continue quality education/prevent classroom overcrowding, shall Belmont-Redwood Shores School District repair/replace leaking roofs, provide additional classrooms for science, math, general instruction, construct, acquire, repair classrooms/ facilities/sites/equipment, meet current fire/safety codes, improve disabled access, upgrade technology, replace outdated electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, safety/security systems by issuing $25,000,000 of bonds, qualifying for State matching funds, with citizens' oversight, no funds for administrator salaries/all funds staying local?

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Arguments For Measure I
Vote YES on Measure I to provide safe and modern classrooms and continue academic success for local middle school students.

Our students in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District receive a high quality education. Strong academic programs and qualified teachers prepare students in Belmont, Redwood Shores, and parts of San Carlos and San Mateo, for success.

Local student achievement is among the highest in California but Ralston Middle School is over 50 years old and needs repairs. Classrooms have leaky roofs and outdated electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and security systems. Additional classrooms are needed to accommodate growing student enrollment.

Measure I will continue student success and ensure students are prepared for high school and beyond.

All Measure I funds will benefit local students - the state can't take a penny.

Your YES vote on Measure I will improve Ralston Middle School by:

  • Repairing or replacing leaky roofs, many of which are over 30 years old
  • Upgrading classroom safety systems to meet current fire and earthquake codes
  • Building new classrooms for science and core academics
  • Upgrading computers and classroom technology
  • Replacing outdated electrical, plumbing, heating, and ventilation systems
  • Retaining qualified teachers and protecting academic programs by retiring loans and generating over $350,000 in savings each year for 25 years

Measure I requires strict fiscal accountability provisions.

  • Every penny stays in our community to support middle school students
  • None of the funds will go to the state
  • Citizens' oversight and annual audits are required
  • No funds can be used for administrators' salaries
  • Measure I will qualify local schools for state matching funds

The high quality education in local schools is reflected in the value of our homes, making our community more desirable.

Join parents, teachers, community leaders, local business owners, and retirees in voting YES on Measure I to continue strong student achievement in our local middle school.

/s/ Carole L. Wong, 16-year Redwood Shores resident

/s/ Geri Crane, Ralston Home and School Club President

/s/ Kristin Mack, President, Belmont-Redwood Shores Teachers Association and Sandpiper Elementary School Teacher

/s/ Lemoine V. Fernandez, Retired 13-year Redwood Shores resident

/s/ Karen Clancy, 21 year resident

(No arguments against Measure I were submitted)

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