BY MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Public Schools Supt. Jennifer Guy said late Tuesday evening that she is incredibly grateful to the Los Alamos community for “their support of our children”. The General Obligation Bond question passed by 3,645 to 835 – 81% to 19%.
“I appreciate the School Bond Election Committee for the many hours of work they put in advocating for our schools,” she said.
LAPS Board President Tony Jaurigue said in an email, “Thank you Los Alamos for your support of our School District. With the passing of the General Obligation Bond, Los Alamos Public Schools can move forward with construction of the Chamisa Elementary rebuild. I am continuously amazed at how supportive our community is and how much they value public education. This was not accomplished by only a few people. We had the support of community members, volunteers, educators, administrators, PTO/PTA advocacy, and a lot of heartfelt discussion on the importance of the bond among the community. This was a group effort, and the success of this bond is a testament to the priorities of Los Alamos. “
Sen. Leo Jaramillo, in an email, congratulated the LAPS and the voters of Los Alamos County for passing the Bond question by such a huge margin.
In the District 3 School Board race, Lauren Coupland prevailed with 368 (38%) while Christine Bernstein garnered 309 (32%) and Sean Stanfield 287 (29%). Melanie Colgan and Sondra Wyman who both ran unopposed had 722 and 663 respectively,
In the UNM-LA Advisory Board election, Kristin Henderson took a large lead with 2,344 votes (40%) and John Pawlak followed with 1,414 (24%) giving them the two seats on the Advisory Board. Jose Carreno had 1,342 (22%) and Chris Luchini 833 (15%).
These results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State. The County’s Canvass Board will meet next week to certify the results at the local level.