Truckee schools win voters’ support |

Truckee schools win voters’ support

Truckee’s schools received a vote of support from residents, who passed the $35 million Measure C bond issue with a 68.6 percent majority – two percent more than necessary.

Truckee’s students will thank them. Backers of the bond insist it will remedy many of the infrastructure ills that plague our schools, including overcrowded conditions and an excess of portable classrooms on school playgrounds.

One-way hallway traffic at Sierra Mountain Middle School, crowded cafeterias at Truckee Elementary and Tahoe-Truckee High School are among a few of the problems the bond money will address – by upgrading and expanding facilities, and constructing a new middle school to house 1,000 students.

It was also vitally necessary for the district to pass the bond Tuesday in order to have a chance at up to $14 million in matching Measure A funds from the state of California.

Having the bonds in hand qualifies the district for those state funds, which will allow it to maximize the investment of Truckee voters’ tax dollars.

Voters made the right choice this time, and Truckee’s students will see the benefits of it in years to come.

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