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Measure Q School Bond Leading in Early Election Results

Measure Q, the Long Beach Unified School District’s $1.7 billion health, safety and student achievement bond measure, was passing after initial returns in this week’s election. 

A full count of the votes is expected in the coming days. As of Nov. 10, the measure had earned a yes vote of 57.71%. 

A 55% vote is required for passage.

“We’re encouraged by the initial results, and we’re watching the tally closely,” LBUSD Superintendent Jill A. Baker said. “We’re so thankful for the many thousands of voters who continue to support our local students and schools.”

Proceeds from the measure would improve plumbing systems, provide safe drinking water, remove lead paint, asbestos and mold, and upgrade schools to meet accessibility and earthquake safety standards, among other health and safety improvements. Bond proceeds also would renovate libraries, science and computer labs, and fund the construction of new career education spaces. Additional Measure Q improvements would include new or renovated athletic facilities and new air conditioning systems at aging campuses that did not need air conditioning under the Measure E program but now have systems approaching end of life. 

The District’s Board of Education voted unanimously to place Measure Q on the Nov. 8 ballot. The vote coincided with the Board’s approval of LBUSD’s 2022 Facility Master Plan (FMP), which identified $3.8 billion in funds needed to upgrade aging campuses. More than 80% of the District’s school buildings are over a half-century old.