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Election results updated for school board races

Four seats on the Lindbergh Board of Education and three seats on the Mehlville Board of Education are up for election today.

In addition, Lindbergh voters will decide the fate of Proposition G, a $34 million bond issue designed to address the district’s aggressive enrollment growth. A four-sevenths majority — 57.14 percent — is required for passage.

In Lindbergh, three three-year seats and one two-year seat are up for election on the Board of Education.

Five candidates — Cori Akins, board Vice President Don Bee, board member Vicki Lorenz Englund, Al Faulstich and board President Kathleen Kienstra — are seeking three three-year seats on the board.

With unofficial results updated, Bee has 540 votes, Kienstra, 614; Englund, 645; Akins, 349; and Faulstich, 274.

Three candidates — Christopher Clegg, Daniel Sampson and Gary Ujka — are seeking the two-year seat on the board.

Ujka has 350 votes, Clegg has 253 and Sampson has 219, according to updated unofficial results.

In Mehlville, five candidates — current board Secretary Rich Franz, former board member Venki Palamand and newcomers Randy L. Howard, Jean Pretto and Samantha Stormer — are seeking three Board of Education seats.

With unofficial numbers updated, Pretto has 812 votes; Franz has 689; Stormer, 807; Howard, 587; and Palamand, 751.

In Lindbergh, Prop G — for Growth — would increase the district’s debt-service tax rate by 21 cents, to 68.3 cents per $100 of assessed valuation from 47.3 cents.

Prop G received 578 “yes” votes and 399 “no” votes, according to the unofficial updated count.

If approved, proceeds from the bond issue would fund the construction of a 650-student elementary school on the nearly 10-acre Dressel School site at 10255 Musick Road.

District officials also propose to use $3 million of the bond proceeds to fund some critical needs at Lindbergh High School, including doubling the size of the cafeteria, creating two science classrooms from existing classrooms, converting a record-storage room into two new classrooms, modernizing the library and replacing the wood floor and bleachers in Gymnasium 3.

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