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Oceanside School District's bond vote fails

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Oceanside School District’s proposed $50 million bond for a capital project did not gain the taxpayer support it needed to go forward.

The bond vote failed by about 500 votes on Tuesday — 961 residents voted “yes,” and 1,482 voted “no.”

The project would have upgraded ventilation systems in all school buildings district-wide, including new heating, ventilation and air conditioning units and related electrical upgrades and reconstruction.

"Many people came forward to request that the school district explore the potential for undertaking this project," said Dr. Phyllis S. Harrington, Superintendent of Schools. "It was a community decision and the voters have spoken."