School districts considering parcel tax

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From the Glendale News-Press:

GLENDALE — An additional tax that could steer Glendale and Burbank school districts away from a looming funding cliff has piqued the interest of administrators, especially with the latest warning coming down from Sacramento.

A parcel tax, which recently won in Culver City and failed in Long Beach, could preserve teaching jobs, class sizes and arts and athletic programs that might otherwise face additional cuts as state financing fails to meet budget projections.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger predicted Tuesday there’d be additional cuts in education and other funding as the state continues to grapple with a budget cap of between $5 billion and $7 billion.

While no formal plans have been devised, Burbank Unified School District officials were presented with bond extension and parcel tax campaign plans by four municipal election consultants last week. Reviews of the proposals are likely to take place again in December, Burbank Unified school board member Larry Applebaum said.

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Written by Max Zimbert

November 11, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Posted in burbank, Education, glendale

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