Cambrian School District parcel tax, Measure L (November 2010)

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A Cambrian School District parcel tax, Measure L was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the Cambrian School District in Santa Clara County.[1] It was defeated.[2]

If Measure L had been approved, it would have imposed a parcel tax of $96 per year, per parcel, for six years.

The Cambrian School District consists of four elementary schools and one middle school.

Election results

  • Yes: 5,843 (58.41%)
  • No: 4,160 (41.59%) Defeatedd

These election results are from the Santa Clara County elections division as of November 27, 2010.


The editorial board of the San Jose Mercury News endorsed Measure L, saying, "Despite financial pressures, the four elementary schools and Price Middle School have achieved an average API score of 867, an impressive performance. An existing $73 parcel tax that funds arts, music, physical education and technology would continue. The $850,000 in new revenue from a new $96 per parcel should enable the district to stave off larger classes and keep programs until the state better meets its obligation to K-12 education."[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure L: To maintain high academic achievement for local students by providing strong core and accelerated academic programs like reading, writing, science and math, retaining quality teachers and supporting smaller class sizes, improving access to computers, technology, and libraries, shall Cambrian Elementary School District authorize an education parcel tax of $96 per year per parcel for six years, with citizen oversight, an exemption available for seniors, no funds used for administrators' salaries, and every dollar staying in our local schools?[4]

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