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November 07, 2019

Holtville Approves Measure to Upgrade Schools

November 8, 2018

     Holtville Unified School District schools are in line for some upgraded facilities thanks to voters on Nov. 6 overwhelmingly approving the $10 million bond proposal, Measure G.


     It passed with 894 “yes” votes, or 69 percent, and 393 “no” votes, or 31 percent. Passage required 55 percent.


     The count is according to the complete unofficial results reported on the Imperial County Election Department website, http://www.co.imperial.ca.us/regvoters/ ElectionResults/Results110618/ResultsReports.pdf. It showed all 13 district precincts reporting with 1287 votes cast.


     The department will make the results officials at a later date.


     Newly reelected school board Trustee Ben Abatti Jr. lauded the result.


     “With the passage of Measure G we can get the facilities built that the community wants,” Abatti said. “There will be a new gym and field lighting at the middle school, and a multipurpose room and new kitchen at Holtville High School.”


     Trustee Kevin Grizzle, who was also reelected, said he is “very excited about Measure G and the projects we’ll be able to build.”


     The district website, holtville.k12.ca.us, stated the bond will also be used to modernize/renovate outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; make health, safety and security improvements; and repair or replace outdated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.

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