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.