Gridley bond squeaks through

Measure D passage means improvements to Gridley elementary and middle schools

The Butte County Clerk-Recorder’s Office released the final results of the June 5 primary election last Friday (June 28), solidifying the early results in all but one contest.

Gridley Unified School District’s Measure D, a facilities bond, had failed in the preliminary ballot counting, but passed by the needed 55 percent mark once absentee and provisional ballots were certified. The measure squeaked through with a final voting tally of 55.36 percent.

The win allows GUSD to sell up to $2.5 million in general-obligation bonds to pay for upgrades to the district’s elementary and middle schools.

Meanwhile, GUSD’s other bond, Measure C, ended up with 52.66 percent of the vote, still shy of the needed 55 percent. That $11 million bond would have paid for upgrades at Gridley High School.