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Tahoe Truckee Unified School District parcel tax, Measure A (March 2011)

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A Tahoe Truckee Unified School District parcel tax, Measure A ballot question was on the March 8, 2011 ballot for voters in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District in El Dorado County, Nevada County and Placer County, where it was approved.[1][2]

Measure A adds a $37 increase to the TTUSD's pre-existing parcel tax of $98, for a total annual parcel tax of $135. It also authorizes the continuation of the pre-existing parcel tax. The $135 parcel tax will be in effect for 7 years.

TTUSD voters first approved a parcel tax in 1989, identified as Measure S. Voters renewed Measure S in 1993, 1997, 2001 and 2005. In 2005, the tax was re-named as Measure A.[3]

Measure A will raise about $3.2 million annually.

Sample ballots were mailed starting on January 27. Vote-by-mail ballots were mailed starting on February 7. The last day to register to vote in this election was February 22.[4]

Election results

County Yes Yes % No No % Citation
El Dorado 149 68.35% 69 31.65% [5]
Nevada 2,784 69.7% 1,210 30.3% [6]
Placer 1,911 67.31% 928 32.69% [7]
Totals: 4,844 68.7% Approveda 2,207 31.3%


Patricia Gibbons-Johnson, a former TTUSD trustee, was in favor of Measure A. She said, "The increase from $98 a year to $135 a year was designed to retain the programs which have been shown to add great value to the opportunities for our local students. Measure A needed to be set at an amount which would allow seven years of funding. Therefore, it needs to account for increases in costs until it expires in 2019. This is $11.25 per month — a small price to pay."[8]

About Tahoe Truckee

The Tahoe Truckee School District serves 4,000 students in 11 schools in a geographic area of 720 square miles.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE A: To reduce the impact of budget cuts and ensure all students receive a high quality education by preventing reductions in science, music, art, technology, physical education, college preparation, honors/advanced placement classes and vocational education, retaining librarians, counselors and nurses, and maintaining funding for school equipment and supplies, shall Tahoe Truckee Unified School District renew its expiring parcel tax for 7 years, at 135 dollars per year, with senior exemptions, citizens oversight, and annual audits?[9]

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