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Five of the 11 school construction bond measures to improve campuses have been passed by San Diego County voters in Tuesday’s General Election, though none of the three measures in North County were among them, as of Wednesday morning.

Bond propositions needed at least 55 percent approval to pass.

The county’s largest school bond, Proposition Z, passed by 60.25 percent. City of San Diego voters authorized the San Diego Unified School District to sell $2.8 billion in bonds to pay for new technology equipment, improve current infrastructure and build new facilities.

Both construction bond measures passed in the South Bay. Propositions E (66.93 percent) and Y (74.29 percent) will be bringing $116 million to improve existing schools in the South Bay Union School District and the Chula Vista Elementary School District with new classrooms and facilities and to purchase new equipment like computers and related technology.

In the East County there were five propositions asking voters to pay additional taxes to pay for school improvements on Tuesday’s General Election, but only two passed.

Proposition C, which called for $88.4 million in new bonds for the Cajon Valley Union School District, passed by 56.93 percent.

The largest construction bond measure in the East County also was approved. Proposition V will give the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District $398 million to upgrade its campuses.

North County voters opposed more than $1.02 billion in school construction bond measures.

Propositions AA for the San Dieguito Union High School District received 54.47 percent; Proposition CC for the Del Mar Union School District got 53.20 percent; and Proposition EE for the Mira Costa Community College District received 54.07 percent.

There are approximately 475,000 absentee and provisional ballots still to be counted as of 8 a.m.

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