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Applications for Parcel Tax Oversight Committee Now Available
Posted 10/5/21

 

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is now accepting applications for the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee.

 

The committee is comprised of at least 11 community members (including parent/guardians and district employees) and meets four to six times a year to review the district’s compliance with the terms of its two parcel taxes: Measure B1 and Measure A.

 

  • Measure B1 (passed in 2016) raises about $12 million per year for core programs, including AP classes, neighborhood schools, small class sizes in grades K-3, athletics, enrichment, and technology. Measure B1 went into effect on July 1, 2018 and will sunset on June 30, 2025.
  • Measure A (passed in 2020) raises about $10 million per year solely for retaining and attracting high-quality employees by raising salaries.

In the past, AUSD has had separate oversight committees for its parcel taxes. Because the district now has two parcel taxes running concurrently, however, in October of 2020 the Board of Education voted to create a combined committee to help manage the revenue streams as one unified program.

 

Each year, the committee’s work will culminate in a staff Annual Report, as well as a shorter committee report, both of which will be presented to the Board of Education.  

 

For an application, please visit the Parcel Tax Program Oversight Committee page on the AUSD website (www.alamedaunified.org/ptoversight).  Applicants can also get an application by calling the district office (510-337-7000). Completed applications must be received in the district office no later than 5 pm on October 17, 2021. The Board of Education will vote on the recommended applicants at its October 26 public meeting.

 

 

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Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) serves about 9000 students in Alameda, California, an island community in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit the AUSD website, follow @AUSDNews on Twitter, or subscribe to our email communications. Questions? Contact Susan Davis, Senior Manager, Community Affairs, at sdavis@alamedaunified.org..