EDUCATION FUNDING. REAL PROPERTY PARCEL TAX. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Provides additional public school funding for kindergarten through grade 12. Funded by $50 tax on each real property parcel. Exempts certain elderly and disabled homeowners. Funds must be used for class size reduction, textbooks, school safety, Academic Success facility grants, and data system to evaluate educational program effectiveness. Provides for reimbursement to General Fund to offset anticipated decrease in income tax revenues due to increased deductions attributable to new parcel tax. Requires school district audits, penalties for fund misuse. Revenue excluded from minimum education funding (Proposition 98) calculations. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: State parcel tax revenue of roughly $450 million annually, allocated to school districts for specified education programs.
Popular Vote Results
Initiative CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE.
REED HASTINGS, Past President, California State Board of Education; JACK O'CONNELL, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
DR. TOM BOGETICH, Executive Director, California State Board of Education (Ret.); JON COUPAL, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association; JOEL FOX, President, Small Business Action Committee
Rebuttal Against Author
SHELBI WILSON, California Teacher of the Year, 2006; RUSSELL "RUSTY" HAMMER, Former Chamber of Commerce Executive; STEPHANIE PRIDMORE, Local PTA President
EDUCATION FUNDING. REAL PROPERTY PARCEL TAX. California Proposition 88 (2006).