Argument Against Oak Grove School District $132 Parcel Tax - Measure EE

 

In 2014, voters approved a $89,800,000 bond measure and now the District is coming back for more loot.

 

In 2010, voters approved a $68 parcel tax and now they’re coming back for a whooping increase to $132 per parcel for 9 more years.  More than double the previous parcel tax.

 

According to the web site: www.ed-data.org, the district revenues for 2014-15 (latest figures available) were $98,410,216 and for 2013-14 school-year, revenues were $92,736,607.

 

That’s a $5,673.609 jump in revenues in just one year.  So, why do they need to more than double the previous $68 parcel tax?

 

Answer: they don’t.

 

They are spending $8,592 per student per year in 2014/15 which is 98% of the statewide average.  That’s a $519 per student revenue increase year over year.

 

The district attendance has dropped by 676 students since the 2010-11 school year.

 

If they are already receiving and spending $519 per student more than last school year, why do they need more than a doubling of the $68 parcel tax?

 

Answer: they don’t.

 

And that’s on top of the $125,000,000 bond measure debt approved in 2008 and the $89,800,000 bond measure debt approved in 2014 -- NOT counting interest expense.

 

It’s time we said no to the tax and spend special interest crowd and reject this parcel tax.

 

Just once, wouldn’t you like to see a “temporary tax” actually expire?

 

More money spent on schools will NOT result in higher test scores, but will result in bigger bureaucracies and fatter pensions.  Please vote NO on Measure EE.

 

For more information, visit www.SVTaxpayers.org/2016-oak-grove-school-parcel-tax

 


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