presents
Voter’s Edge California
Conozca la información antes de votar.
Presentado por
MapLight
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
KPBS Voters Guide@KPBSNews
November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California
Distrito especial

San Lorenzo Unified School District
Measure J - 2/3 Approval Required

To learn more about measures, follow the links for each tab in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.

Resultados electorales

Se aprueba

14,210 votos si (69.02%)

6,377 votos no (30.98%)

100% de distritos activos (56/56).

Parcel Tax
— undefined

To support academic excellence, provide stable, local funding the State cannot take away, to improve classroom technology, maint ain after school programs and provide competitive salaries to help attract and retain highly qualified teachers and staff, shall the San Lorenzo Unified School District be authorized to levy a $99 per parcel tax providing $2 million annually for eight year s beginning July 1, 2019, with exemptions for senior citizens and no funds spent on administrators?

¿Qué es esta propuesta?

Información básica sobre la iniciativa de ley — Información oficial sobre esta iniciativa

Un voto por el SÍ significa

A Yes vote on Measure J will provide a reliable, local source of funds to help support the outstanding students, teachers and staff of the San Lorenzo Unified School District. Measure J funds cannot be taken away by the state. All money will be spent locally to benefit students.

Measure J will :

 

Allow the district to attract and retain great teachers, staff and classified                          personnel.

Maintain and strengthen reading, writing, math and science programs.

Maintain essential district programs such as music art and physical education.

Upgrade and maintain the computers and technology used by students and teachers.

 

All of the funds raised by Measure J will be spent in our local classrooms. None of these funds can be spent on district administrators.

 

We take great pride in our schools and our students. We support the teachers, staff and classified personnel at our schools as they meet new challenges in the classroom every day. Our families and friends who have graduated from our schools continue to be active in the community. Measure J is a modest investment of $99 per year to support these great schools and the students who attend them.

 

Measure J provides for strict accountability if approved by voters. an Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee will monitor and review all expenditures. Because approval of Measure J requires a two-thirds majority, every yes vote is extremely important.

 

Quality schools protect and enhance our property values, and support our students, teachers and staff. Great schools make great communities.

 

Please join us and Vote Yes on Measure J.

 

Un voto por el NO significa

No argument against was submitted

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Leer la legislación propuesta

Legislación propuesta

To support academic excellence, provide stable, local funding the State cannot take away, to improve classroom technology, maintain after school programs and provide competitive salaries to help attract and retain highly qualified teachers and staff, shall the San Lorenzo Unified School District (“District”) be authorized to levy a $99 per parcel tax providing $2 million annually for eight years beginning July 1, 2019, with exemptions for senior citizens and no funds spent on administrators?

 

Moneys raised under this Measure shall be authorized to be used only for the following purposes in accordance with priorities established by the Board and to the extent of available funds:

 

• To attract and retain highly qualified teachers, staff, and classified personnel (including, clerical, paraeducators, custodial, buildings and grounds, bus drivers, etc.)

• To maintain 21st century, hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math instruction

• To strengthen reading and writing programs

• To maintain art and music programs

 

No funds will be spent on administrators.

 

A.    Amount and Basis of Tax

 

This qualified special tax shall authorize the District to annually levy a special tax of $99 per Parcel of Taxable Real Property beginning July 1, 2019, and continuing for a period of eight (8) years.

 

This qualified special tax is estimated to raise $2,000,000 in annual local funding for District schools. The amount of annual local funding raised by this qualified special tax will vary from year- to-year due to changes in the number of parcels subject to the levy.

 

“Parcel of Taxable Real Property” is defined as any unit of real property in the District that receives a separate tax bill for ad valorem property taxes from the County Tax Collector’s Office. All property that is otherwise exempt from or upon which no ad valorem property taxes are levied in any year shall also be exempt from the special tax in such year.

 

B. Exemptions

 

Under procedures adopted by the District, an exemption from payment of the special tax may be granted on any parcel owned by one or more persons who is/are:

  

1. An individual who will attain 65 years of age prior to July 1 of the tax year and occupying said parcel as his or her principal residence (“Senior Citizen Exemption”); or,

 

2. Receiving Supplemental Security Income for a disability, regardless of age, and occupying said parcel as his or her principal residence (“SSI Exemption”); or

 

3. Receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, regardless of age, whose yearly income does not exceed 250 percent of the 2012 federal poverty guidelines issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and occupying said parcel as his or her principal residence (“SSDI Exemption”).

 

The District shall annually provide to the Alameda County Tax Collector (“County Tax Collector”) or other appropriate County official a list of parcels that the District has approved for an exemption.

 

C. Claims / Exemption Procedures

 

With respect to all general property tax matters within its jurisdiction, the County Tax Collector or other appropriate County tax official shall make all final determinations of tax exemption or relief for any reason, and that decision shall be final and binding. With respect to matters specific to the levy of the special tax including any exemptions, the application of the definition of “Parcel of Taxable Real Property” to any parcel(s), the legality or validity of the special tax, or any other disputed matter specific to the application of the special tax, the decisions of the District shall be final and binding. The procedures described herein, and any additional procedures established by the Board shall be the exclusive claims procedure for claimants seeking an exemption, refund, reduction, or re-computation of the special tax. Whether any particular claim is to be resolved by the District or by the County shall be determined by the District, in coordination with the County as necessary.

 

D. Appropriations Limit

 

Pursuant to California Constitution Article XIIIB and applicable laws, the appropriations limit for the District will be adjusted periodically by the aggregate sum collected by levy of this qualified special tax.

 

E. Mandatory Accountability Protections

 

1. Specific Purposes. The proceeds of the special tax shall be applied only to the specific purposes identified above. The proceeds of the special tax shall be deposited into a fund, which shall be kept separate and apart from other funds of the District.

 

2. Annual Reports. No later than December 31 of each year while the tax is in effect, the District shall prepare and file with the Board a report detailing the amount of funds collected and expended, and the status of any project authorized to be funded by this Measure. The report may relate to the calendar year, fiscal year, or other appropriate annual period, and may be incorporated into or filed with the annual budget, audit, or other appropriate routine report to the Board.

 

3. Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee. The Board shall provide for the creation of an independent citizens’ oversight committee to oversee expenditure of the funds collected pursuant to the Measure to ensure that moneys raised under this Measure are spent only for the purposes described in this Measure. The Board shall provide for the composition, duties, and other necessary information regarding the committee’s formation and operation.

 

F. Protection of Funding

 

Current law forbids any decrease in State or federal funding to the District resulting from the adoption of qualified special tax. However, if any such funding is reduced or affected because of the adoption of this local funding measure, then the Board may reduce the amount of the special taxes levied as necessary in order to restore such State or federal funding and/or maximize the District’s fiscal position for the benefit of the educational program. As a result, whether directly or indirectly, no funding from this measure may be taken away by the State or federal governments.

 

G. Severability

 

The Board hereby declares, and the voters by approving this Measure concur, that every section and part of this Measure has independent value, and the Board and the voters would have adopted each provision hereof regardless of every other provision hereof. Upon approval of this Measure by the voters, should any part of the Measure or taxing formula be found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid for any reason, all remaining parts of the Measure or taxing formula hereof shall remain in full force and effect to the fullest extent allowed by law.

 

 

 

¿Quién está a favor y en contra de esta iniciativa de ley?

Sí por Measure J
Organizaciónes (0)

Funcionarios electos y designados (1)

  • Penny Peck, Vice President, San Lorenzo School Board Angelica Huerta, Resident
No por Measure J
Organizaciónes (0)
Funcionarios electos y designados (0)
Use tabs to select your choice. Use return to create a choice. You can access your list by navigating to 'My List'.

Comparta este sitio para ayudar a otras personas a investigar sus opciones para las votaciones.

PUBLISHING:PRODUCTION SERVER:PRODUCTION