In the last four years, the parcel tax has gone toward smaller class sizes in kindergarten through third grade and in ninth-grade English and math; keeping middle and high school libraries open; counselors at the middle and high schools; and teachers for the fifth-grade instrumental music program. Measure D funds will also be used to expand the district's math and science programs.
Measure D will help keep quality schools in this area, which is not only beneficial to families but to all of us since schools have a direct relationship to the value of our homes. The measure allows exemptions for residents 65 and older who own and occupy their home.
We urge a Yes vote on Measure D. These tax dollars will go directly to benefit the schools in our neighborhood - for less than $14 per month. And be sure to vote June 3: Measure D needs a two-thirds approval to win.
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