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AUHSD parcel tax may increase

By scarney
Monday, January 26th, 2009 at 6:03 pm in Lafayette, Lamorinda, Moraga, Orinda, Schools.

The Acalanes Union High School District is planning to survey residents on a potential increase to the current $189 annual parcel tax.

Over $1 million in donations last year allowed the district to not raise the tax, but state budget cuts are expected to make a tax raise necessary to keep the district’s current staff numbers.¬†Declining enrollment will also affect the district’s budget for the upcoming school year.

Without similar funding to this past year, nearly 30 teachers could lose their jobs along with more than 20 other district employees.

In order for a measure to be placed on the June ballot, the district must decide by March 6 if the parcel tax should be raised.

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3 Responses to “AUHSD parcel tax may increase”

  1. Sickened Says:

    I am so sick and tired of the Lamorinda school districts turning to the homeowners, again, again and again for more money. We don’t have any more to give. You’ll always come back to us because of the State’s situation. Try something else besides trying to increase the multiple parcel taxes that we pay. Everyone wants more of our money, the local municipalities, the State and the Fed. Balance your budget like we have to. People in Lafayette didn’t want to hire 1 more officer, yet when it comes to putting more money into our schools we’re being robbed blind. Enough already. The parcel taxes just keep on coming.

  2. Sickenedatsickened Says:

    Wow, really? To “Sickened”, are you ignorant of the fact that more then 50 teachers are slated to be cut? That essential programs, such as music and public speaking may be cut as well?

  3. Lafayette Says:

    It is rather ridiculous that they impose more and more parcel taxes when a lot of us do not have jobs. When we first moved here over 20 years ago, it was a quiet little town without all of the chain crap, now look at all this expensive yuppy crap!

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