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2016 Education Ballot Measures: What Passed, What Didn’t

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The presidential race may have stolen the spotlight this election season, but there were some important propositions on ballots around the country that will impact your future — and the futures of our students.

Below we’ve compiled the 2016 ballot measures on education and their election results. Check the list to see what was voted on in your state.


Alabama Auburn University Board of Trustees, Amendment 1: passed


Alaska State Government Debt for Postsecondary Student Loans, Ballot Measure 2: did not pass


California Proposition 51, Public School Facility Bonds: passed

California Proposition 55 Extension of the Proposition 30 Income Tax Increase: passed

California Proposition 58, Non-English Languages Allowed in Public Education: passed


Georgia Authorization of the State Government to Intervene in Failing Local Schools, Amendment 1: did not pass


Louisiana Authority of College Boards to Establish Tuition and Fees without Legislative Approval, Amendment 2: did not pass


Maine Tax on Incomes Exceeding $200,000 for Public Education, Question 2: passed


Massachusetts Authorization of Additional Charter Schools and Charter School Expansion, Question 2: did not pass


Cincinnati Public Schools Issue 44: passed


Oklahoma One Percent Sales Tax, State Question 779: did not pass


Oregon Outdoor School Lottery Fund, Measure 99: passed

Oregon State Funding for Dropout Prevention and College Readiness, Measure 98: passed

South Dakota

South Dakota Governance of Technical Education Institutes, Constitutional Amendment R: passed


San Antonio Indepedent School District Bond and Tax Ratification Electionpassed

Houston ISD, Texas, Attendance Credits, Proposition 1: did not pass


Madison Metropolitan School District's 2016 Operational Referendumpassed