Voters not only passed Proposition 30 in California to try to bolster education, in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties they also approved a number of parcel taxes, and bond measures to help schools.
Ventura School District voters okayed Measure Q, a $59 a year parcel tax to help education programs, and to keep class sizes from growing. It passed with a 67% yes vote, barely getting the two-third vote it needed for passage. Voters in the Ocean View, Oxnard, Somis, and Hueneme School Districts approved bond measures to improve school facilities.
In Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara High School District voters approved Measure A by a 69% margin, just over the two-third yes vote in needed to pass. Measure A will set up a four year, $45 annual parcel tax to help with educational programs. Meanwhile, residents of the Santa Barbara Elementary School District okayed Measure B, a four, year, $48 parcel tax to help schools.
And, voters in Santa Paula sent a strong message that they want to see the community’s elementary, and high school districts merged. Measure M passed with a 71% yes vote.