Glendale Unified School District bond proposition, Measure S (April 2011)
Measure S authorizes the district to borrow up to $270 million in general obligation bonds.
In 1997, voters in the school district approved a Measure K bond. Residents are still paying the Measure K bond in 2011. The tax increase needed to pay for Measure S will be combined with the tax rate already paying for Measure K into a combined tax rate "such that the best estimate of the combined tax rate, based on the estimated assessed valuations...is not estimated to exceed...$46.03 per $100,000 of assessed value."
A 55% supermajority vote was required for approval.
Supporters of Measure S include:
The Glendale Teachers Association was opposed to Measure S.
Reasons given by the teachers' union for opposing Measure S included:
- Measure S revenues can't be used to retain teachers
- Depending on how state budget negotiations go, a parcel tax measure might be needed in Glendale Unified to raise the revenue necessary to avoid laying off about 120 teachers. But, if the district's voters have just approved the Measure S bond, they might be less likely to support such a parcel tax measure.