Ravenswood City School District parcel tax, Measure B (May 2011)
Measure B extends an existing $98/parcel/year tax and adds a new $98/parcel/year tax, for a combined annual parcel tax of $196. The tax will generate about $1.2 million a year for the district, and will be in effect for 7 years.
- These final election results are from the San Mateo County elections office as of May 10, 2011.
East Palo Alto Council Member Ruben Abrica, a member of the East Palo Alto city council, was a supporter of Measure B. He said, "Without this, I think it would just lead to more draconian reductions in education. I think this is a local support and it's good for the next few years. The community, I think, is conscious of that ... We still have to, I think, work on the bigger issues, and that's with the state. We have to work on ways to ensure better funding mechanisms."
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|To improve local elementary students’ reading, writing, math, computer/technology and other educational programs; increase safety for our children; maintain reduced class sizes; attract and retain highly qualified staff; shall the Ravenswood City School District levy a parcel tax of $98 for seven (7) years, and extend the current parcel tax for the same seven-year period; with exemptions for seniors aged 65 and older; and within the District’s total legal appropriations limit?”|
- Roster of May 3, 2011 ballot measures in San Mateo County
- Full text of the Ravenswood City School District parcel tax
- Mercury News, "Ravenswood school district puts parcel tax on May 3 ballot; Redwood City district may hold for 2012," February 8, 2011
- Palo Alto Online, "Ravenswood seeks parcel tax, braces for cuts," May 1, 2011
- Mercury News, "Parcel tax for Ravenswood schools passes," May 4, 2011
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.