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Alameda school bond narrowly trailing

A $298 million school bond in Alameda, an East Bay city known for its strong support of public schools, is trailing by a narrow margin, according to the East Bay Times.

Measure B needs 55% of the vote to pass, but as of late last week had only garnered 53.5%. The bond would pay for classroom upgrades, modernizing older buildings, new plumbing, accessibility improvements and other upgrades at the district’s 16 schools.

“We remain hopeful that voters supported this measure, which was designed to provide much-needed basic repairs and upgrades to our schools,” Alameda Unified Superintendent Pasquale Scuderi said.

The bond would tax property owners $45 for every $100,000 of assessed value of their properties for 35 years.