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LASD parcel tax ekes out a win

Original post made on May 9, 2011

By a slender margin, Measure E, a new $193 annual parcel tax to benefit local schools, eked out a victory. Needing a two-thirds yes vote, Measure E passed with slightly more than 67 percent of the vote in the May 3 all-mail election.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, May 9, 2011, 9:56 AM

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Posted by steve
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm

One word: Sheeple

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Posted by localmom
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 17, 2011 at 10:26 pm

OK maybe I am a dummy but what is a "sheeple" and why does it apply to a school district saving their a%% during a fiscal crisis? The LASD is in the top 1% of districts statewide, and needs $$ to stay that way. Simply equation--$2 million in cuts from the state OUT next year, and $2 million in Measure E revenue IN to replace it, thanks to the voters. I think the voters were incredibly intelligent and prescient to keep their district strong and in the red. The voters also obviously care about their property values, which would drop in tandem with school funding and reputation. It would be incredibly sad to lose the 50 or so teachers who were pinkslipped which I read about in the news a few months ago. Because of Measure E, jobs have been saved and class sizes will remain small. I'm not sure whether the Sheeples are the ones who voted for or against this measure in Steve's opinion, but if they supported it, then maybe MVWSD needs 66.6% registered Sheeples to increase funding and test scores!!

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