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School district may poll voters about new bond

Pollsters could soon be calling thousands of households within Merced Union High School District lines, hoping to gauge support of the district’s next possible attempt at a bond measure.

Oakland political consulting firm Tramutola LLC told the district’s school board Wednesday night that a poll of voters in the area is needed in order to determine if and when the district should place a school bond measure on a 2008 ballot.

“We need to know where voters are today on this measure,” said Bonnie Moss, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Sidewalk Strategies, a division of Tramutola that deals with public agencies.

Read the full story in Friday's Merced Sun-Star.