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South Bay Union Elementary School District
2/3 Approval Required
Fail: 8,288 / 59.7% Yes votes ...... 5,591 / 40.3% No votes
Index of all Propositions
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To maintain and improve academic programs including math, science, music, arts, reading and writing; retain highly qualified teachers; provide clean and safe schools; and minimize future class-size increases; shall South Bay Union School District raise $1.7 million per year for four years through a parcel tax at a rate described in the voter pamphlet, provided there is independent citizens' oversight and all funds are spent on neighborhood schools and cannot be taken by the State and used elsewhere?
For purposes of this proposition, a parcel is defined as any unit of land in the District that receives a separate tax bill from the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector. However, parcels designated as multi-family residential that contain 2 to 4 units shall constitute 2 parcels and those parcels containing 5 or more residential units shall constitute 5 parcels.
If approved by two-thirds of the qualified electors voting on the proposition, the special tax described above will be collected by the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector at the same time and in the same manner as ad valorem property taxes are collected. Any property that would otherwise be exempt from property taxes will also be exempt from the qualified special tax.
The proceeds of the special tax can only be used for specified purposes identified in the Full Text of the Ballot Measure and such proceeds will be placed into a special account. An independent community oversight committee will be established to advise on the expenditures of funds and report out on how the revenue has been spent. State law requires the District to submit an annual report detailing the special tax revenues collected and the manner in which they have been spent. The District has made this ballot proposition subject to these requirements.
|Arguments For Proposition O||Arguments Against Proposition O|
|Proposition O will provide South Bay Union School District a source of guaranteed locally controlled funding for academic programs such as math, science, reading and writing and will help the District retain quality teachers. By law, Proposition O funds can only be used to improve our neighborhood schools and cannot be taken by the State and spent elsewhere.
By providing a reliable source of locally controlled funding, Proposition O will allow our schools to continue to focus on academic excellence in our classrooms, and to prepare our children for the future.
Proposition O will:
Please join us in working to uphold the quality of our schools and our community by voting YES ON PROPOSITION O!
Don't think Proposition O will ONLY pay for critical classroom programs for our kids. NOT TRUE. Read the ballot carefully. The school district can spend the parcel tax on ANYTHING that "improves neighborhood schools" including "retaining quality teachers." That is code for INCREASED salaries and pensions. Not ONE DIME is set aside for specific programs in math, science or reading.
No accountability for YOUR tax dollars
School districts need to live within their means
Vote NO ON PROP O.
|Worst possible time to increase taxes |
The School Board wants to increase your taxes when working families are struggling to make their mortgage payments, and unemployment is in the double-digits. The School Board should learn to live within its means, just like the rest of us.
The district raised taxes for school bonds just two years ago
Tax Increase might end up shifting funds to pay and pension increases
This parcel tax hits lower-income residents hardest
School board needs to control district costs
Visit www.sdcta.org for more info.
We all know we can no longer count on the State to solve our problems. Proposition O provides us with LOCALLY CONTROLLED FUNDING THAT, BY LAW, MUST BE SPENT ON OUR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS AND CANNOT BE TAKEN BY THE STATE AND SPENT ELSEWHERE.
Vote YES on Proposition O.