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Measure D passes by less than 150 votes

Supporters are now thanking high turnout
By: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
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The Placer County Elections Office confirmed Wednesday that Measure D reached the 55-percent mark needed to pass.

Measure D is a $40.3-million bond measure on the Nov. 6 ballot with major implications for Del Oro High School, according to district officials.

The bond measure would go toward much-needed school repairs and improvements.

On Election Night (Nov. 6), the first returns left supporters unhappy as the bond measure received only 53.72 percent support. Del Oro High School Principal Dan Gayaldo said that night he was “disappointed” in the turnout and the Election Night results.

Now, that attitude has changed as supporters of the measure are rejoicing.    

“I am beyond thrilled for students and future students,” Gayaldo said. “I’m also Incredibly grateful for the continued support of our community. As we celebrate our 60th birthday, the celebration is much more exciting, knowing that the future looks bright for the next generation of Golden Eagles!”  

Superintendent George Sziraki Jr. of the Placer Union High School District, which encompasses Del Oro High School, released a statement to Gold Country Media.

“We want to thank the Del Oro community for supporting our students and for the opportunity for us to make the much-needed facility improvements at Del Oro High School,” Sziraki said. “By passing this $40.3M bond resolution, we are able to leverage an additional $17.7M of Proposition 51 state matching funds that will allow us to complete other much-needed improvements."