Union School District $149 Parcel Tax: Argument Against Measure Q

With this latest “temporary” parcel tax, the Union School District claims they need a tax increase to continue providing quality education.

The district wants to add a $149 parcel tax on top of the already existing 2015 parcel tax ($98) that was for 10 years.

Have they earned this extension that will cost you over $1,384 over the next 6 years (on top of the taxes you are already paying)?

Let’s look at latest academic performance:

2017-18 school year results: 20.72% below grade level for English.

2017-18 school year results: 24.94% below grade for math.

The District rewarded students, parents and taxpayers for the passage of the 2015 parcel tax by dropping proficiency in math and only a very slight improvement in English!

Source: California Department of Education Data Partnership – www.ed-data.org

Should you, the voters, reward the district for dropping scores in math?

If no, we encourage you to vote NO on Measure Q.

This District is already spending $9,529 per student per year. That equal $247,754 per class at 26 students per class. Yet, they want more of your hard-earned money to pad their above statewide average salaries ($84,538), up to $20,400 annual benefits package and fat pension plans.

The measure says that none of the funds will be used for administration.  But funds generated separately from this parcel tax can be used for administration expenses without limits.  So, that is really an empty promise.  Do not be fooled.

Tell the Union School Board to be fiscally responsible by voting NO on_Measure_Q.

If you reward failure, you will get more failure!

Also endorsing a NO vote:

Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County

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