Voters in the Dublin Unified School District (DUSD) have passed Measure E, a 9-year extension of the existing parcel tax.

The vote was conducted entirely by mail, with the ballots due at the County Registrar’s Office by 8:00 p.m. May 7. The final tally was reported on-line at the Registrar’s website at about 8:45 p.m., with all 18 precincts counted.

The final count showed 4,527 yes votes, and 1,560 no votes, or 74.37% to 25.63%. Some 66.7% yes votes were needed for passage.

There was no organized opposition to Measure E.

Each parcel will continue to pay the same amount, $96 per year. It will continue to raise $1.7 million annually for programs. If it had failed, the district would have lost $1.7 million annually.

The revenue will be used for such things as recruiting and retaining teachers, preventing increase in class sizes, maintaining school libraries, and reading assistance for students who read below their grade level.

The revenue is all subject to local control, and cannot be renewed in the future, except by a vote of the people.

Seniors will continue to be exempt from the measure. Low-income homeowners with disabilities are eligible for an exemption.