School bonds pass

VALLEY — Both bond ballot measures to provide matching funds for BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) grants to build new school facilities passed in the Del Norte and Mountain Valley school districts on Tuesday.

Mountain Valley’s bond question passed by exactly 100 votes, according to the tallies available as of Tuesday, with 345 votes for the bond and 245 against it. The Mountain Valley School District has been awarded a $27 million BEST grant towards a new school and on Tuesday received voter approval for a $3.72 million bond issue to match the BEST grant.

Del Norte’s bond measure also passed handily, with 826 votes in favor and 696 against. Del Norte has a $27 million BEST grant and received voter approval on Tuesday for a $17.95 million bond issue as the local match for a new K-12 school campus in Del Norte next to the football field.