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Measure B1 Parcel Tax

Measure B1 Exemptions

Exemptions granted under Measure A will be  automatically renewed when Measure B1 begins. Community members who would like to apply for new exemptions should use the following forms:

measure b1 allocation changes

Under the terms of Measure B1, the Board of Education can change the percentage of revenue allocated to the 11 categories if there are "changed funding circumstances." So far, the Board has approved changes for two circumstances: changes in the state funding for Adult Education and changes in the amount of LCFF supplemental revenue that AUSD receives. Details of both changes are included in the May 22, 2018 "Resolution Declaring Changed Funding Conditions and Reallocating Measure B1 Parcel Tax Revenue Among Programs Previously Authorized by Voters."


On November 8, 2016, 74.2% of Alameda Voters approved Measure B1. This parcel tax is essentially an extension of Measure A, which ended on June 30, 2018.


Measure B1 went into effect on July 1, 2018.  Like Measure A, Measure B1 will generate approximately $12 million per year for seven years. These revenues support a range of core programs and values in AUSD, including: small class sizes; neighborhood schools; high school athletics; music, PE, and media centers in elementary schools; fine arts classes in high schools;  innovative programs; and attracting and retaining excellent teachers.


Full text of Measure B1


For more information about the parcel tax, please see this FAQ.

Measure B1 Oversight Committee

To ensure public accountability B1  provides for an Oversight Committee to "review District compliance with the terms of this Measure." Beginning in January 2019, the committee will meet with district staff four to five times a year to review Measure B1 revenues and expenditures. District staff will also give presentations on Measure B1  revenues and expenditures at public Board of Education meetings at least three times a year. More information on the committee, as well as materials for each meeting, will be posted here.

Measure A

AUSD's Measure A parcel tax was in effect from 2011 to 2018. Background about the measure, including annual reports and oversight committee meeting materials

measure b1 annual reports

Measure B1 Lawsuit

In February 2017, three plaintiffs who have previously sued AUSD over its parcel taxes filed a lawsuit alleging that Measure B1 is illegal. Details about that lawsuit are included in our February 7, 2017 press release. The bench trial for this matter occurred on September 27. The judge issued a tentative ruling in AUSD's favor on October 30, 2017; the stipulated judgment was issued in the spring of 2018. You can read about that final judgment in this press release from May 4, 2018.