Schools win big

Voters approve education bond measures

Schools scored victories at the city, county and state levels on Tuesday (Nov. 8), as a majority of voters cast their ballots in favor of bond measures to fund education facilities.

Nearly 69 percent of Chico residents voted to approve Measure K, a $152 million bond measure aimed at improvements at Chico Unified School District schools.

Meanwhile, about 66 percent of Butte and Glenn County voters approved Measure J, a $190 million bond measure to pay for construction of a veterans center and improve facilities that would open up impacted programs at Butte College.

At the state level, 54 percent of voters (50 percent in Butte County) approved Proposition 51, the California Public School Facility Bonds Initiative, which will provide $9 billion in funding for improvement and construction of K-12 schools and junior colleges statewide.