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Jefferson Union High School parcel tax, Measure Y (June 2012)

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A Jefferson Union High School District parcel tax ballot question was on the June 5, 2012 ballot for voters in the Jefferson Union High School District in San Mateo County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure Y will levy a $48 annual parcel tax for four (4) years.[2]

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

On May 3, 2011, voters in the district rejected Measure C, which would have imposed a $96/year parcel tax for four years. Voters also defeated Measure P on the November 2, 2010 ballot. Measure M also would have imposed a $96/year tax for four years.[3]

Election results

Measure Y
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 12,544 67.3%
No6,08532.7%
These final election results are from the San Mateo County elections office.

Support

  • Kalimah Salahuddin said, "I have volunteered to chair the campaign to support this measure because I want my children to receive the best education possible. We have great teachers and academic programs in our schools, but we need stable funding in our classrooms so local students continue to succeed. I look forward to the work ahead to achieve a victory in June."
  • Sergio Robledo,a teacher at Oceana High School, said, "The state’s repeated funding reductions threaten academic programs and classroom instruction. Our schools need this stable source of funding to protect our quality academic programs."
  • Len Stone, a member of the Pacifica City Council, said, "This measure will not only support our high schools, but it is also fiscally sound. Independent citizens’ oversight and annual audits will ensure that every dollar is used for voter-approved purposes and no funds can be used for administrators’ salaries. This is what our high schools need to continue graduating well-educated and well-prepared students in our communities."
  • Lisa Davis said that if Measure Y did not pass, the district would face a crisis in terms of its ability to prepare students for jobs in the high-tech sector: "It’s a crisis both for our students and what they need, preparing them for the future, but also for our community."[4]
  • Tim Minshew, the superintendent of the district, said, "We have excellent high schools in our communities and student achievement continues to rise. Oceana, Westmoor and Terra Nova have been recognized as California distinguished schools and we need to continue to provide a quality education that prepares students for college and future careers."[5]

Ballot text

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

MEASURE Y: "To protect quality education for all students, with funds that cannot be taken by the State, by: enhancing math, science, reading, and writing skills; providing career training, college preparation, and 21st century computer instruction; attracting and retaining qualified teachers; shall Jefferson Union High School District levy $48 annually per parcel for four years, exempting senior citizens, with independent citizen oversight, no money for administrators' salaries, and all funds benefiting Jefferson, Oceana, Terra Nova, Westmoor, and Thornton high schools?"

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