Hayward Unified School District parcel tax, Measure G (June 2012)

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A Hayward Unified School District parcel tax, Measure G ballot question was on the June 5, 2012 ballot for voters in the Hayward Unified School District in Alameda County.[1]

Since it was approved, the ballot proposal will levy a $58 annual parcel tax that will be in place for five years. It is anticipated that the tax will generate about $2 million a year for the district during each of the five years it will be in effect.[1]

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

Election results

Hayward Unified School District parcel tax
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 12,736 70.83%
No5,24529.17%
These results are from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters and are reported as of June 28, 2012.

Support

  • Board President Jesus Armas.[1]
  • The editorial board of the Oakland Tribune endorsed a "yes" vote on Measure G, saying, "These are tough times for schools. We support reasonable tax increases, but districts should prudently spend the money on preserving educational opportunities for students. Voters should not think that simply casting one's ballot is the end of things. We believe district residents should pass these taxes and then watch carefully to ensure that the revenues are spent wisely."[2]

Ballot text

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE G: "To protect critical education programs, with funds that cannot be taken by the State, including: math, reading, writing, and hands-on science classes/labs; enhancing library services, technology and college preparation programs; providing programs for all students to meet State academic standards; and attracting and retaining qualified teachers; shall Hayward Unified School District be authorized to levy $58 per parcel annually, for five years, with an exemption for senior citizens, mandatory citizens' oversight and all money used for classrooms?"[3]

Path to the ballot

The Hayward Unified School District has a 5-member board. The vote on the board to place the parcel tax on the ballot was 4-1. Luis Reynoso is the board member who voted against placing it on the ballot.[1]

Cost of election

See also: Costs of administering local elections

The cost of holding the election, which will be borne by the school district, is estimated to have been about $200,000.[1]

See also

References