Election Date: June 7, 2016

Moreland School District $142 Parcel Tax:
Argument Against Measure G

This latest parcel tax from Moreland School District tries to use the state budget crisis to grab unearned money. The district wants to “extend” (read: increase) the 2009 parcel tax of $95 per year for another 8 years, a year before its scheduled end in 2017 — when we were expecting our family budgets to get that boost.

And they want an increase to $142 per parcel to replace the $95 per parcel tax from 2009.

Have they earned a 50% tax increase, to $142 per parcel?

Let’s look at the student test scores for English learners making annual growth targets in learning English:

2011-12 school year results: 64.4%

2012-13 school year results: 62.4%

2013-14 school year results: 59.5%

(Source: Education Data Partnership,
www.Ed-Data.org/district/Santa-Clara/Moreland)

That’s a steady decline!

Should we, the voters, reward declining scores with a pay increase?

If you answered “no,” we encourage you to vote NO on Measure G.

The statewide average expense per student is $8,788/year, versus Moreland School District’s $9,226, or 105% above average.  Yet, they want more of your hard-earned money to pad their salaries and fat pension plans.

The measure says that none of the funds will be used for administration.  But, funds generated outside of this parcel tax can be used for administration expenses without limits.  So, that is really an empty promise.  Do not be fooled.

Here are the latest average teacher salaries:

2014-15: Salary = $73,292 | Statewide average = $74,090

2013-14: Salary = $73.062 | Statewide average = $74,090

2012-13: Salary = $71,230 | Statewide average = $69,435

Plus teachers get a super generous benefits package.  Their “family plan” costs us $18,396/year per teacher in benefits.

Tell Moreland School District’s board to be financially responsible, by voting NO on G.

For more information please visit us at:

www.SVTaxpayers.org/2016-moreland-parcel-tax.


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Moreland School District $142 Parcel Tax:
Rebuttal to the Argument in Favor of Measure G

This latest parcel tax tries to use the state budget crisis to grab unearned money. Moreland School District wants to “extend” (read: raise) the 2009 parcel tax of $95 per year for another 8 years, a year before its scheduled expiration of 2017—when we thought our family budgets would finally be getting a reprieve.

And they want to hike it to $142 per parcel, to replace the $95 per parcel tax from 2009.

Have they earned a 50% tax increase, to $142 per parcel?

Let’s look at student test scores for English learners setting annual growth targets in learning English:

2011-12 school year results:        64.4%

2012-13:                                    62.4%

2013-14:                                     59.5%

(Source: Education Data Partnership,
www.Ed-Data.org/district/Santa-Clara/Moreland)

That’s a steady decline!

Should we voters—the customer—reward worsening scores with a pay increase?

If you answered “no,” we encourage you to vote NO on Measure G.

The statewide average expense per student is $8,788/year, versus Moreland School District’s $9,226—105% above average.  Yet, they want more of your hard-earned money to pad their salaries and fat pension plans.

The measure says that none of the funds will be used for administration.  But, funds generated outside of this parcel tax can be used for administration expenses without limits.  So, that is really an empty promise.  Do not be fooled.

Please tell Moreland School District’s board to be financially responsible, by voting NO on G.

For more information, please visit us at:

www.SVTaxpayers.org/2016-moreland-parcel-tax.

 


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