Santa Clara Unified School District parcel tax, Measure A (May 2012)
Measure A will levy a $84 annual parcel tax for five years. Seniors will be able to apply for an exemption.
- 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."
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?|
- Santa Clara County election information
- Santa Clara Unified School District website
- Text of Measure A
- Mercury News, "Vote yes on school parcel taxes", May 2, 2012
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.