Parcel Tax Funding for Programs
In 2005, by a 73% margin district voters generously approved Measure B. The purpose of this seven-year parcel tax is to:
- To improve student achievement and academic performance
- To attract and retain highly qualified teachers
- To improve school library services
The parcel tax funding supports programs at all district schools. Each year the Governing Board approves funding prorities for parcel tax monies. The Governing Board established a Parcel Tax Oversight Committee to: 1) review district expenditures to ensure that (a) parcel tax proceeds are expended only for the purposes set forth in the ballot measure; (b) no parcel tax proceeds are used for any teacher or administrative salaries or other operating expenses, (c) parcel tax proceeds are maximized. Parcel Tax Oversight Committee Reports: 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012
2007-08 Certificated salaries 110,000 110,000 Computer equipment for teachers 32,000 32,000 Video capability in each classroom 32,000 32,000 Upgrading libraries 30,000 30,000 Music enrichment program K-12 38,000 38,000 TOTAL 210,000 210,000
In 2012-2013 the Parcel Tax was extended through Measure N for an additional 7 years with the same terms as Measure B.