The Coastside school bond Measure S is showing a narrow but widening lead in post-election vote counts, but the contest remains very close.
The first update of late mail-in and provisional ballots on Thursday afternoon shows 55.53 percent of voters approving Measure S, giving it a growing lead by about 30 votes. The bond package requires a 55-percent minimum threshold to pass.
Measure S would provide $81 million to repair and upgrade facilities at the Cabrillo Unified School District.
San Mateo County elections officials say they have more than 27,000 ballots from throughout the Peninsula that still need to be counted after the June 5 election. Elections officials will regularly provide updates over the coming days, but final results aren’t expected until Wednesday.
Although not likely, those outstanding ballots could turn the tables on Measure S and other close-call votes from the election. A parcel tax at Jefferson Union High School District also holds a thin lead by a few dozen votes.