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On the agenda: parcel tax, finances (no treats)

While kids are out trick-or-treating tomorrow night, the school board will be in session.  I guess we’ll all be leaving bowls of candy on the front porch.

The big ticket item on the agenda is a parcel tax election on Feb. 5, 2008. Measure B, the parcel tax passed in March 2004, expires June 30, 2009. The renewal measure would make it a permanent tax. I believe the document says the rate is now $195 per parcel.

How do you think a permanent parcel tax will go over in Oakland?

Other agenda items:

  • Recognition of Paul McDermott, district teacher of the year from Sobrante Park Elementary and of Juliana Jones, district and county teacher of the year from Montera Middle School
  • Update on the construction plans for the Second Avenue school property
  • Update on OUSD’s fiscal recovery plan
  • A one-year employment contract with Leon Glaster, the CFO who originally was hired as a consultant. (He said he requested the change to clear up any concerns the community might have about his consultant status.)

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • Brian Marion

    The measure will fail with Oakland voters as this is the presdential primary, many people will vote and they won’t vote to support the state receivership.

    We are tired of the failure of the state imposed occupation authority.

    There have been no true signfigant process in making the district better.

    The district will be punished in this election for under performing on its expectations. Thus more budget cuts loom, but we will keep opening charter schools until the Board of Education comes back to life.