The full results of the election-night voting show the Coastside school bond Measure S passing with a razor-thin victory a 55.3 percent approval from local voters.
The bond required a 55 percent majority. If the results are correct, the largest bond measure in local history would have been decided by about a dozen votes.
The results will still need to be certified by San Mateo County Election officials, and could change if any uncounted votes are tallied.
Advocates celebrated on Tuesday night that their call to improve local schools had swayed local voters.
“We had a well-executed game plan with education and communication to the community,” said bond co-chair Rob Pappalardo. “This means our kids will have safe schools, healthy schools, improved schools. It means better things for our kids.”
Measure S would issue $81 million in bonds to help repair and upgrade campuses in the Cabrillo Unified School District.
In other election day results, Peninsula voters rejected two county tax measures that would have raised surcharges on hotels and parking lots in the unincorporated area. A similar measure to levy a new tax on car rental companies barely passed by a few hundred votes.