PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — School administrators and Pleasant Hill families were among those who gathered to watch the results of the school bond measure Tuesday night. With the race within a handful of votes all night, bond supporters say they’re anxiously awaiting the final results.
Around 70 people gathered in Pleasant Hill in support of the bond measure. Those supporters say this measure is necessary because the district schools haven’t been renovated in decades.
Even as the last votes were tallied Tuesday night, the district’s superintendent says he’s still a bit anxious because the measure that was within a handful of votes all night is failing by four votes right now.
“Looking at a plan now. There are needs that need to be addressed, and so the next step would be how do we go about addressing these, kind of regrouping some people who would be part of this and figuring out what the next step would be,” said Tony Scurto, Pleasant Hill Superintendent.
Money from this bond measure would also be used for security improvements at the high school and Internet upgrades.
Some parents who were at the watch party Tuesday night say they’ve spent months campaigning for this bond measure to pass. However, they say watching the results come in was like walking on pins and needles because they didn’t know which way the vote would go.