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.)