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School board to discuss parcel tax renewal

Original post made on Aug 5, 2014

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to begin preliminary discussions Tuesday morning about public opinion and outreach concerning potential renewal of the Measure C parcel tax, which sunsets in less than two years.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, August 4, 2014, 4:26 PM

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Posted by BB
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 5, 2014 at 6:46 am

We currently have SRVUSD taxes on our property from 1998,2002,2009,and 2012.
State funding has been increased finally, but they want more money yet again?
Where does it end?

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Posted by Ms. bunny
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 5, 2014 at 6:57 am

BB is right, nice to hear ANOTHER say it for a change...We're STILL paying for a number of taxes, including two that are TEN YEARS OLD or more. Once again? How can this be of surprise to ANYONE? I CONTINUE to CONTEND their LACK of accurate and TRUE accountability is sorely lacking. As I said in 2012? I'm DONE with them UNTIL such time they can be COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT to the citizens of San Ramon. Something is terribly wrong that they continue this path of deception and expect us all to continually fill their shortfall, whether that constitutes LACK of REAL planning; ambitious projects or? UNNECESSARY expenditures.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 5, 2014 at 9:29 am

You know there is a difference between the bond issues that you are referring to and the parcel tax? The bond pay for facilities like the new buildings at Cal High and Pine Valley.

The parcel tax pays for programs like music, extra core courses and class room instruction. There is a citizen committee that over sees the spending of the current parcel tax funds and I am pretty sure that any new parcel tax proposal would include such a committee. I HIGHLY suggest that you volunteer to be a member of the committee to ensure that the funds are spent according to the guidelines presented in the parcel tax proposal.

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Posted by Monte Vista Parent
a resident of Monte Vista High School
on Aug 5, 2014 at 10:21 am

Since Resident hasn't done his/her homework, here is the link to the 2009-2016 parcel tax.

Web Link

I don't know if resident has children in the district, but the oversight committee is doing a bad job as one of the things the parcel tax is supposed to pay for is instructional materials. If that were true, we as parents wouldn't need to pay on-line at registration for these things dressed up like donations to the classrooms - language workbooks, science lab supplies, etc. Also, it does NOT pay for music which is why Monte Vista's Choir and Band both have Boosters as I believe the only thing the school pays for is the teacher. Sheet music, performance attire, instruments, etc. are not paid for with school funds. I believe sports are the same way, so to give them any more money to manage would be like the fox watching the hen house. DON'T FALL FOR THEIR WHINING THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH!!!!

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Posted by Benny
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 5, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Are senior citizen exempt from parcel tax?

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