Measures A and B likely to be defeated; high school consolidation seems inevitable

By Laura Hagar Rush, Townsy Media, March 3, 2021

The results for Measures A and B are in, with all districts reporting, and it appears that both have gone down to defeat. Although both measures won a plurality of the votes, neither reached the required two-thirds need to pass.  There are still around 2,500 votes left to be counted by the registrar of voters, however it is extremely unlikely that either measure could close the gap.

The upshot of this election will be particularly dire for the West Sonoma County Union High School District, which was counting on one or both of these measures to pass in order to stave off plans to consolidate the high school campuses. The defeat of both measures would mean the district will likely proceed with its plans to consolidate Analy and El Molino high schools — moving El Molino students to the Analy campus, while moving the district office and Laguna High School to El Molino.

Out of 37,339 registered voters in west county, only 12,853 people voted in this election.