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California schools have improved, but major funding challenges remain

Posted on September 26, 2018 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (20009)

An interesting read and much needed reminder to us all how far we still need to go to see equitable funding for California schools.


https://www.educationdive.com/news/report-california-schools-have-improved-but-major-funding-challenges-rema/532428/


Thinking about Parcel Tax for your District?

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (1504)

Because the parcel tax is a tax on land, it has many advantages over other taxes.

Designed properly, it causes virtually no deadweight loss—that is, it does not diminish economic

activity the way the sales and income taxes do. The essence of a properly designed parcel tax is not

a at tax but rather a tax per square foot of land, applied uniformly to all land uses.

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If your district is tossing around the idea of going out for a Parcel Tax, you really need to read this recent study,  "Parcel Taxes as a Local Revenue Source in California".  

If your district is tossing around the idea of going out for a Parcel Tax, you really need to read this recent study "Parcel Taxes as a Local Revenue Source in California".

 

I encourage you to read this article even if you aren't current considering it for your district. It's provides an excellent overview of property tax in general, the impact of Prop. 39 on education, utilizing several comparative graphs and charts.