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Voters overwhelmingly approved the Moniteau County R-1 School District's Proposition 2020 — Vision for the Future in Tuesday's municipal election.

The bond issue passed with nearly 70 percent of the vote — 930 of 1,333 being yes votes.

The $10.75 million general obligation bond will be directed toward a number of improvements across the California school district, including upgrades to building security, energy conservation via upgrades to HVAC and lighting, improved pickup and dropoff zones, and more than 20 new instructional spaces between the elementary and middle schools.

While the ballot measure does not add any new tax, the district's existing $1.1355 per $100 of assessed valuation debt service levy will be extended by 11 years.

The district currently has about $4.5 million of debt on the books from past bond issues, according to Superintendent Dwight Sanders, bringing the district's total of outstanding debt to just north of $15 million.

Moniteau R-1 Board of Education

Moniteau County also voters selected three new members of the Moniteau County R-1 (California) Board of Education.

Paul Bloch, with 24.22 percent of the vote; Brandy Brockes, with 21.10 percent; and Landon Porter, with 19.36 percent, will be the school board's newest members. Each will serve a three-year term.

Bloch has previously served on the school board, while Brockes and Porter join as new members.

In total, the race saw 3,497 votes cast across its five candidates.

Tony Haile narrowly missed election, with just 13 votes separating his 664 votes from Porter's 677. Christian Pickering had 566 votes, 16.19 percent of those cast.

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