Santa Clara Unified School District parcel tax, Measure A (May 2012)

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A Santa Clara Unified School District parcel tax, Measure A ballot question was on the May 8, 2012 ballot for voters in the Santa Clara Unified School District in Santa Clara County, where it was approved.

Measure A will levy a $84 annual parcel tax for five years. Seniors will be able to apply for an exemption.

The election was held as a mail-in ballot election. A two-thirds supermajority vote was needed for approval.

Election results

Measure A
Approveda Yes 14,339 72.68%
Election results are from the Santa Clara County elections office as of 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012


The editorial board of the San Jose Mercury News endorsed Measure A, saying, "This tax is needed to hold onto core programs for the 15,000 students at the district's 25 schools. It's endorsed by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce."[1]

Ballot text

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE A: To maintain the quality of our local schools and core academic programs in math and science, keep libraries open, attract and retain the best qualified teachers and staff, and to provide up-to-date textbooks and classroom technology, shall the Santa Clara Unified School District levy an annual assessment of $84 a year per parcel for five years only, with exemptions for seniors, and all money staying in our community to benefit local schools?[2]

See also

External links


  1. Mercury News, "Vote yes on school parcel taxes," May 2, 2012
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.