Bill would ease way for school districts to pass parcel taxes

The California School Boards Association has announced its support for a bill that would make it easier for school districts to pass parcel taxes and increase their funding. Currently, it takes two-thirds approval from voters for a district to pass a parcel tax. The bill would lower the voter threshold to 55 percent.

“While the passage of Proposition 30 stopped the excessive cuts and deferrals to schools, the
state’s public education system is still grossly underfunded, ranking 47th out of the 50 states in per-pupil funding,” CSBA Executive Director Vernon M. Billy said. “As CSBA works with the Legislature and governor on a long-term funding solution to ensure public education is adequately funded, additional solutions are needed now to help restore educational
programs.”

Read the entire CSBA release here.

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