Update: Voters approve Lammersville school unification
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Jun 08, 2010 | 3090 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Eight candidates for a new Lammersville School District board tried to distinguish themselves from one another at a Thursday forum, but they all had one consistent campaign pitch for voters: Pass Measure A. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
Eight candidates for a new Lammersville School District board tried to distinguish themselves from one another at a Thursday forum, but they all had one consistent campaign pitch for voters: Pass Measure A. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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A Lammersville Unified School District will soon be a reality, as voters in Mountain House and rural Tracy overwhelmingly approved a measure to form a full-fledged kindergarten-through-12th-grade school district.

Measure A was leading in the polls 78.4 percent to 21.6 percent with 85.7 percent of precincts reporting as of midnight Wednesday.

The vote means that students from the district — now just a kindergarten-through-eighth-grade district — will soon attend high school under the Lammersville umbrella instead of at Tracy Unified School District, likely at a high school that will be built in Mountain House.

However, it is not yet clear as to who will lead the new school district.

Eight people — including the four members of the Lammersville Elementary School District board — were locked in a tight race for five seats as unified school district trustees.

In a race that likely won’t be certain until the final vote is counted, Mountain House Community Services District board member Matthew Balzarini (17.22 percent), Lammersville board member Ben Fobért (14.33), teacher Michaela Vergara (13.76 percent), Lammersville board member James Hiramoto (12.99 percent) and Lammersville native David Pombo (12.94 percent) were well-positioned.

On the outside looking in, as of midnight Wednesday, were board members Shane Nielson (11.44 percent) and Atul Khanna (9.69 percent) and newcomer Jake Johnson (7.11 percent).

Check back for final results.
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