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Editor's Focus: Making It Matter

Editor's Focus: Making It Matter

A school bond election held this summer illustrates the difference one vote makes. 

The General Shafter school district, a rural institution south of Bakersfield, Calif., proposed a $40 million bond issue for facility improvements that lost by a single vote. According to officials, if one “no” vote was changed to a “yes,” the funding would have been approved.

Although most bond elections are not this close, the General Shafter result does

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