Measure A was approved during Tuesday’s election, but if it were only up to Sierra Madre voters, the measure wouldn’t have passed.
About 55-percent of Sierra Madre ballots voted “No” on Measure A, which carves up the Pasadena Unified School District into seven sub-districts that will each elect one Board of Education member. Previously, residents in the PUSD voted on all seven members of the board.
Now Sierra Madre , because there is currently no board member residing in the town’s new district. However, other districts that have current board members living in within their boundaries will be able to elect a representative in 2013.
At a time when the Sierra Madre middle school building is still un-built and classrooms consist of portable trailers, not having a Board of Ed member to call upon for three years could be detrimental to many local students’ educational experiences.
Even if all 1,958 of the Sierra Madre voters who cast ballots on Tuesday voted against Measure A, it would not have swayed the vote.
Sierra Madre has a total of 7,785 registered voters, and just over 29-percent turned out for the election.
In Altadena, 41% of ballots against Measure A, and in Pasadena, 45% were against the measure.
The final ballot numbers for Measure A in Sierra Madre were 882 yes, 1,076 no. In Altadena, it was 3,307 yes, 2,372 no. In Pasadena, it was 14,578 yes, 12,116 no.
What do you think of these numbers? Did you vote for or against Measure A?