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Tam district to consider even-lower bond after tepid poll results

A poll of Tamalpais Union High School District voters has revealed tepid support for a scaled-back facilities bond measure, leaving officials to consider whether they can shave even more money off the request to ensure its success on the November ballot.

 

The district has been mulling a $440-million bond for the upcoming election after a $517-million measure was narrowly rejected at the polls in March. However, that initial reduction — which officials said was intended to be responsive to the community while also ensuring the district could fund the most critical upgrades across its five campuses — hasn’t sparked a significant shift in voter opinion, according to the district’s pollster, Bryan Godbe of Godbe Research. A telephone and online survey of 613 of the district’s 73,765 likely November voters taken May 6-13 indicated an average 55.7% of respondents would support a $440-million bond, hovering right at the 55% threshold the measure would need to pass. The poll had a 3.94% margin of error.


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