Come Learn about Measure A!

For 13 years Palo Alto schools have benefited from locally controlled school parcel tax funding that cannot be taken away by the State. This stable funding accounts for approximately 7% of the school district budget, including 67 outstanding local teachers and many more counselors, librarians, and psychologists. This local funding keeps class sizes manageable, preserves outstanding academic instruction, and supports students who are struggling socially, emotionally or academically.

 

Last renewed in 2010 by 79% of voters, Palo Alto’s school parcel tax is set to expire next year. An all-mail-ballot election will be held May 5 to extend this critical funding. Your ballot will be arriving in early April and Measure A requires support from 66.7% of voters to win — it won’t pass unless you vote Yes.

 

While Palo Alto’s economy is thriving, locally controlled parcel tax funding is more important than ever:

  • Student enrollment has grown by 1,100 and is projected to grow by another 700 students over five years. More students mean higher costs to PAUSD.
  • State-mandated costs are increasing while state and local revenue sources are decreasing.  Inflation-adjusted funding per student has not grown since 2008-09.
  • If the parcel tax expires, PAUSD will have to cut $13 million from the annual budget, including many outstanding teachers, counselors and educational personnel.

Join us in supporting Palo Alto’s tradition of education excellence. Good schools are good for our community and good for all of us that live or work in Palo Alto. Please visit www.SupportPaloAltoSchools.org to get involved in the Measure A campaign.

WHEN
March 27, 2015 at 7pm - 8pm
WHERE
Eric and Titi's House
154 Bryant St
Palo Alto, CA 94301
United States
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CONTACT
Mehdi Alhassani
37 RSVPS
Yekaterina Downing Jennifer Jacobs Chrissy Coolidge Catherine Crystal Foster Josh Lehrer Jim Migdal Jon Foster Eric Rosenblum Nana Chancellor Mehdi Alhassani

Who's RSVPing

Yekaterina Downing
Jennifer Jacobs
Chrissy Coolidge
Catherine Crystal Foster
Josh Lehrer
Jim Migdal
Jon Foster
Eric Rosenblum
Nana Chancellor
Mehdi Alhassani

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