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

55% Approval Required

Pass: 6,744 / 64.0% Yes votes ...... 3,795 / 36.0% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Jan 6 3:01pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (33/33)
65.3% Voter Turnout (226,259/346,516)
Information shown below: Official Information | Arguments |

Elementary School Repair Measure. To continue quality education, shall Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District (SFID) repair/replace leaking roofs, construct, acquire, repair classrooms/facilities/sites/equipment, meet current fire/ safety codes, improve disabled access, provide science classrooms/additional classrooms to prevent overcrowding, upgrade technology, replace outdated electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and security systems by issuing $35,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, qualifying for State matching funds, with citizens' oversight, no funds for administrators, and funds benefiting local schools?

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Arguments For Measure N
Please vote YES on Measures I and N to protect high quality education in our neighborhood elementary schools that serve Belmont and neighborhoods in San Carlos and San Mateo.

Local elementary students receive a strong educational foundation in science, math, reading and writing due to excellent teachers and great academic programs. Students consistently receive top scores on statewide exams, making our schools among the best in the state.

Our schools, however, are aging and need repairs to ensure students continue to excel. Leaky roofs, outdated and inefficient electrical, plumbing, heating, and ventilation systems and aging security systems must be upgraded for student safety and to provide a 21st century learning environment. Additional classrooms are also needed to accommodate growing student enrollment so all students can attend schools in their neighborhood.

Measure N will make critical upgrades to continue high quality education in neighborhood elementary schools with funds that cannot be taken away by the state.

Your YES vote on Measure N will improve neighborhood elementary schools 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 classroom learning technology

  • replacing outdated electrical, plumbing, heating, and ventilation systems

Measure N requires strict fiscal accountability provisions.

  • every penny stays in our community to support our elementary schools.

  • none of the funds can be taken away by the state

  • citizen oversight and annual audits will ensure funds are spent on voter-approved school improvements

  • no funds can be used for administrators' salaries

  • Measure N will qualify local schools for state matching funds

Join hundreds of community members in voting YES on Measures I and N to ensure local elementary and middle schools are upgraded to support continued student success.

/s/ George Metropulos, Elementary School Teacher

/s/ Matthew S. English, Elementary School Parent

/s/ John Violet, Belmont City Treasurer, 38-year Belmont Homeowner

/s/ Karen Clancy, 21-year Resident

(No arguments against Measure N were submitted)

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