Dixie School District parcel tax, Measure A (May 2011)

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A Dixie School District parcel tax, Measure A ballot question was on the May 3, 2011 ballot for voters in the Dixie School District in Marin County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure A increases the current parcel tax levy by $107 a year. The new, increased, tax will last for eight years, and goes into effect on July 1, 2011.

A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval.

The Dixie School District includes four schools (Dixie Elementary School, Vallecito Elementary School, Mary Silveira Elementary School and Miller Creek Middle School) which together serve about 1,750 students.[1]

The approval of Measure A represents the sixth time, out of six tries, that voters in the Dixie School District have approved a parcel tax request.[2]

Election results

Measure A
Result Votes Percentage
Approveda Yes 5,843 80.13%
No 1,449 19.87%


Election results from Marin County elections office as of May 10, 2011.

Supporters

Supporters included Andy Hyman, president of the Dixie school board. He said that the approval of Measure A "...was really big for us. We didn't just barely make it, we made it way over two thirds."[1]

Karen Crockett, a former member of the board of the Dixie School District, supported Measure A and said, "It is a very small amount per household."[1]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure A: To protect local elementary and middle schools, minimize the impact of state budget cuts, maintain stable local funding the State can’t take away, and preserve quality education by:
  • Retaining qualified teachers;
  • Emphasizing reading, writing and math skills;
  • Providing instructional materials for science programs; and
  • Keeping school libraries open,

Shall Dixie School District increase its expiring school parcel tax by $107 per parcel for 8 years, with exemptions for seniors, independent oversight/audits and all funds staying local??[3]

See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Marin Independent Journal, "Dixie parcel tax passes with ease," May 3, 2011
  2. Effective Governance Teams, "May 3 School Parcel Tax Results," May 3, 2011
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.