Parcel Taxes

  • Calculation Parcel tax revenues account for approximately 17% of the District’s Total General Fund Resources. The District estimates parcel tax revenues for 2017-18 will be approximetly $8.17M. The District has four parcel taxes of which three are evergreen. The four parcel taxes together will provide the District with about $1053.10 per parcel for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Senior and disability exemptions are allowed for all parcel taxes. Click here for more information about the exemptions.

    On March 7, 2017, 79.1% of District voters authorized a parcel tax (Measure X) to retain high-quality teachers, excellent programs, and reasonable class sizes. The measure authorized the District to levy the tax at the initial rate of $360 per year on each parcel of taxable real property in the District for a term of seven years. This measure sunsets on June 30, 2024. The tax rate is adjusted annually to account for changes in the consumer price index for the San Francisco Bay Area. The rate for 2017-18 is $360.00 per parcel.

    On November 4, 2003, 77.4% of District voters authorized another parcel tax to restore programs lost due to State budget cuts, including funding for remedial math and ‎reading, textbooks and materials, and to prepare teachers in the most effective teaching techniques in math, reading and science‎. The measure authorized the District to levy the tax at the initial rate of $73 per year on each parcel of taxable ‎real property in the District, commencing July 1, 2004, without expiration. The tax rate is adjusted annually to account for changes in the consumer price index for the San Francisco Bay Area. The rate for 2017-18 is $101.04 per parcel.

    On November 4, 2003, 80.9% of District voters approved a measure to renew an existing parcel tax to maintain smaller class sizes for all students, and to maintain funding for the teaching positions that facilitate those smaller class sizes.‎ The measure authorized the District to levy the tax at the initial rate of $97 per year on each parcel of taxable ‎real property in the District, commencing July 1, 2004, without expiration. The tax rate is adjusted annually to account for changes in the consumer price index for the San Francisco Bay Area.  The rate for 2017-18 is $134.24 per parcel.

    On April 11, 2000, 74.7% of District voters authorized a parcel tax to improve children’s academic performance, reduce class size, improve teacher quality and expand courses. The measure authorized the District to levy the tax at the initial rate of $298 per year on each parcel of taxable ‎real property in the District, commencing July 1, 2000, without expiration. The tax rate is adjusted annually to account for changes in the consumer price index for the San Francisco Bay Area. The rate for 2017-18 is $457.82 per parcel.