A Santa Barbara High School District parcel tax, Measure H
ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot
for voters in the Santa Barbara High School District in Santa Barbara County
, where it was approved.
Measure H levied a $23 annual parcel tax for four years.
The Measure H parcel tax is set to expire on July 1, 2013, as does the Measure I (elementary school) parcel tax that voters approved on the same day that they approved Measure H.
Four years later, in 2012, voters in the district were asked to extend both the Measure H and the Measure I parcel taxes they had approved in November 2008. On June 5, 2012, they rejected the extension, defeating Measures W (high school) and X (elementary school). Then, on the November 6, 2012 ballot, voters approved Measures A (elementary) and B (high school), extending the parcel taxes for four more years (until 2017).
| Measure H|
| Yes|| 59,747|| 71.25%|
- These final, certified, election results are from the Santa Barbara County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|| MEASURE H: "To offset severe state budget cuts to our schools; protect the quality of education; enhance math, science and technology education; supplement music, arts, foreign language and theater programs at the secondary level; and restore math class size reduction; shall Santa Barbara High School District be authorized to implement a $23 annual parcel tax for four years, with an available exemption for senior citizens, with independent citizen oversight, without administrative salaries, and with every dollar staying in our local schools?"