Argument Against Franklin-McKinley School District $72 Parcel Tax - Measure HH


In 2010, voters approved a $50,000,000 bond debt measure and now the District is coming back for more loot.


In 2008, voters approved a $72 parcel tax and now they’re coming back to renew it for another 9 years. 


According to the web site:, the district revenues for 2014-15 (latest figures available) were $88,644.011 and for 2013-14 school-year, revenues were $79,725,473.


That’s a $8,938,538 jump in revenues in just one year.  So, why do they need to renew the $72 parcel tax?


Answer: they don’t.


They are spending $10,270 per student per year in 2014/15 which is 107% of the statewide average.  That’s a whopping $1,440 per student revenue increase year over year.


The district’s ADA (Average Daily Attendance) has declined by 951 students since the 2010-11 school year, which should mean lower costs.


If they are already receiving and spending $1,440 per student more than last school year, why do they need to renew the $72 parcel tax?


Answer: they don’t.


And that’s on top of the $50,000,000 bond measure debt approved in 2010 -- NOT counting interest expense on that debt.


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 be temporary?


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 HH.


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