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Ventura School District Hoping Voters Will Support Parcel Tax, To Help Sagging Budget

Posted on Friday, June 29, 2012 12:28pm


Voters in a Ventura County school district are going to be asked to step up to help some financially struggling schools, with a new parcel tax.

Ventura School District trustees have approved putting a ballot measure on the November ballot for a $59 dollar a year parcel tax.

District officials say if approved, it would raise about $2.7 million dollars a year to help keep academic programs in face.
They say the situation is critical, and that even if the parcel tax passes, and the governor’s proposed new tax plan is approved by voters, they will still have to make millions in cuts.

In 2010, Ventura School District voter narrowly rejected a proposed $96 a year parcel tax. It actually received close to a 60% yes vote, but tax measures of this type need two-thirds support to pass.


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