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San Francisco Unified School District parcel tax, Proposition A (June 2008)

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A San Francisco Unified School District parcel tax, Measure A ballot question was on the June 3, 2008 ballot in San Francisco, California, where it was approved..[1]

Proposition A imposed a parcel tax of $198/year on real estate in the school district for twenty years, from July 1, 2008 through July 1, 2028. The tax can be adjusted upwards annually every year to account for inflation. The tax raises about $28 million a year for the school district.

Election results

Proposition A
Approveda Yes 113,999 68.98%
These final, certified, election results are from the San Francisco elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Proposition A: "To enhance quality educational programs for children; attract and retain quality teachers and staff by increasing salaries; provide teachers with additional compensation for extra work at hard-to-staff schools and in hard-to-fill subject areas; and increase teacher training, resources and classroom support, technology, innovation, and accountability, shall the San Francisco Unified School District be authorized to levy $198 per parcel annually, adjusted for inflation, with mandatory citizen oversight?"[2]

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle, "S.F. voters face ballot measures," May 17, 2008
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.