like there will be an expanded and renovated high school in Kodiak's future.
The bond measure to fund it is holding a moderate lead after yesterday's
1, which would authorize the Kodiak Island Borough to sell up to
76-million-dollars in bonds to finance the expansion, reconstruction and
renovation of Kodiak High School was passing by a margin of 167 votes. The
unofficial tally shows 1,128 Yes votes to 961 No votes. However, there are 201
absentee ballots and an unknown number of questioned ballots still outstanding,
which could swing the outcome.
Proposition 2, which would have authorized the sale of 12-point-5-million in
additional bonds for renovation work on school and borough buildings, is
failing with 1,091 No votes to 905 Yes votes, a margin of 186.
schools, the only two candidates for the board of education were incumbents,
and both ran unopposed. Norm Wooten received 1,528 votes, and Petal Ruch received 1,404.
Assembly, the two incumbents are comfortably ahead, though one is being
challenged. Chris Lynch seems on her way to re-election with 1,105 votes, while
fellow incumbent Jerrol Friend has 922. But just 114 votes behind him is
challenger Dave King with 808 votes, well within the number of votes that have
yet to be counted. Steve Branson has 681 votes. The top two vote-getters will
be seated to three-year terms.
election will be certified after absentee and questioned ballots are counted.
Superintendant Stuart McDonald said he is feeling good about the result, but is
also taking note of the vote's close margin:
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communicates there ... addressing everybody's needs.")
He went on
to say that district staff will continue to try to find alternate sources of
funding for the high school project:
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it comes to ... cost effective as possible.")
who helped spearhead the push to pass Proposition 1, said he was feeling fairly
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went into the day ... Alaska, to tell you the truth.")