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Franklin-McKinley School District parcel tax, Measure U (November 2008)

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A Franklin-McKinley School District parcel tax, Measure U ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the Franklin-McKinley School District in Santa Clara, California, where it was approved.

Measure U authorized the Franklin-McKinley School District to levy a $72/parcel tax annually for nine (9) years.

A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure U
Approveda Yes 13,965 73.6%
These final, certified, election results are from the Santa Clara County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE U: "Local Elementary School District Achievement Measure. "To improve overall quality of public education and enhance student achievement in local schools by enhancing math, science and literacy instruction; ensuring small class sizes in kindergarten through third grade; retaining teachers and expanding reading, counseling and tutoring programs for at-risk students, shall Franklin-McKinley School District assess an annual parcel tax of $72 per parcel for nine years with citizen oversight, independent audits and an exemption for senior citizen homeowners?"[1]

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