Parcel tax present: $166,000 Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Mar 14, 2008 at 9:44 pm
Mountain View Whisman school officials searching for ways to compensate for expected cuts in state funding will get some relief from their own parcel tax, which is showing a surplus of $166,000 in unspent funds this year.
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Posted by LASD Blows It, a resident of another community, on Mar 21, 2008 at 10:51 am
Isn't it amazing that LASD board would vote to open up another school with this financial crisis looming? Isn't it absurd that the well educated, business saavy board members approved of the re-opening in spite of what they knew was coming? Even when they won't have enough students to fully utilize the newly opened school.
With record gas prices, the school board voted to move the lowest income people in LASD the farthest, essentially doubling their commute and making it impossible for them to even bike to school now. So it looks like LASD is going to hit us up with a new parcel tax and LAEF is going to hit us up even harder. Unfortunately for LAEF, we will be spending an additional $200-300/year driving our kids back and forth to their new school and will be reducing our contributions to LAEF by at least that much next year. We will also be petitioning the Santa Clara County Assessor to reduce our property valuation based on us no longer having a neighborhood school.