Fremont Union High School District parcel tax, Measure B (May 2010)
Measure B asked voters to renew the district's existing parcel tax of $98/parcel for another six years. The current tax was set to expire in June 2011. It generated about $5.2 million each year, or about 5% of the school district's annual budget.
The school district paid a public opinion polling company out of its general operating fund to conduct a poll to measure whether voters in the district were likely to vote in favor of the May 4 parcel tax request. The district reported that the results of this survey were that sentiment in favor of the tax is "very strong." A similar poll taken before the November 2008 vote erroneously predicted that over 70% of voters would vote "yes."
In June 2008, voters in the district approved Measure B, a $198 million bond measure.
A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval.
- These final, certified, election results are from the Santa Clara County elections office.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Measure B: "To provide, stable, local funds needed to protect teaching positions, and assure the Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead, Lynbrook, and Monta Vista High School students are prepared to successfully compete for college admission, shall the Fremont Union High School District renew its existing, expiring parcel tax with a tax at the same annual rate of $98 per parcel for six years commencing July 1, 2010, with all funds benefiting local high schools, and offering an exemption to seniors and the disabled?"|
The Fremont Union High School District increased its budget for the 2009-2010 school year over its budget for the 2008-2009 school year by 1% in spite of the economic woes in the region. The district's operating budget was $100 million. 81% of the budget pays for staff salaries and fringe benefits, including the salaries and fringe benefits of the district's administrative personnel.
- Fremont Union High School parcel tax, Measure G (November 2009)
- Fremont Union High School District bond proposition, Measure B (June 2008)
- Parcel tax elections in California
- Mercury News, "Fremont Union district decides to put a parcel tax on May ballot," January 18, 2010
- Mercury News, "Voters in 5 districts approve parcel taxes," May 4, 2010
- Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, "Cupertino Shorts," April 2, 2010
- Mercury News, "Seven South Bay and Peninsula school districts hold mail-only tax elections," April 6, 2010
- SMARTVOTER® by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Mercury News, "Fremont Union district leaders move ahead with parcel tax measure," January 6, 2010