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More about Parcel Taxes

 

Parcel tax revenues account for approximately 16.19% or $11.3M of the District’s Total General Fund Resources for the year 2023-24. The District has four parcel taxes of which three are evergreen. The four parcel taxes together will provide the District with about $1,477.26 per parcel for the 2023-24 fiscal year.

On November 2, 2021, 74.7% of District voters authorized a parcel tax (Measure B) 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 $598 per year on each parcel of taxable real property in the District for twelve years. This measure sunsets on June 30, 2034. The tax rate is adjusted annually to account for changes in the San Francisco Bay Area consumer price index. The rate for 2023-24 is $623.12 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 San Francisco Bay Area consumer price index. The rate for 2023-24 is $124.53 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 San Francisco Bay Area consumer price index.  The rate for 2023-24 is $165.43 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 San Francisco Bay Area consumer price index. The rate for 2023-24 is $564.18 per parcel.