(Oakland) Today is part two of our series on the Riverside School District’s attempt to pass a $15.1 million bond issue. The total cost of the project is an estimated $23 million.
If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. That’s been the mantra of the Riverside School Board as they will see a fifth vote on their $15.1 bond issue held on June 25th. Superintendent Jim Sutton is encouraged that the district seems to be taking steps in the right direction with each vote.
“We have continued to get closer and closer to a passage for this bond issue and each time we have gone back and asked 'how could we improve it' and each team we have improved our plan just a little bit and actually sometimes rather extensively.”
Sutton doesn’t have the final say on how often this measure will continue to go to a vote if it happens to be defeated once again, but he does indicate that it’s something the school district does not plan to give up on.
The most recent failure came in February. That vote garnered 59.2 of the needed 60%.