Newsfront - March 7, 2008
School parcel tax on June ballot
School board trustees moved to put an increased parcel tax on the June 3 ballot, at a special school board meeting last week. The tax would increase the current annual $90 per parcel to $158 per parcel. The current parcel tax is set to expire at the end of next year. It funds middle school and high school librarians, counselors, classroom size reduction and fifth-grade instrumental music.
"The primary purpose of the parcel tax is to continue these four essential programs," said Terry Koehne, spokesman for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
At the special meeting, no one spoke in opposition to the tax, according to district staff. Two-thirds of voters must support the increase in order for it to pass.