With little more than absentee ballot returns to go on overnight Tuesday, supporters of Measure S, the $110-million school bond, were full of optimism for a campaign they said reflected the best of grassroots work.
The education community was firmly behind the bond measure. That support was reflected in the crowd of about 30 who gathered at the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in downtown Burbank to watch the results come in.
Among them were school board members Larry Applebaum, Dave Kemp, Roberta Reynolds and John Dilibert. All five school board candidates gathered as well, as did former candidate Armond Aghakhanian, who failed to gain enough votes to move past the city's primary election last week.
As of midnight, 2,425 voters showed support for the bond and 1,613 were against it. That tally got Measure S off to a strong start, with about 60% of voters in support.
The bond needs 55% voter approval to pass.