• November Parcel Tax Measure

    Existing Local School Funding
    Since 1990, the communities of Belvedere, Tiburon and portions of Corte Madera have had a local parcel tax that provides locally-controlled funding for RUSD schools. This funding has helped to maintain a high level of reading, writing, math and science instruction, retain high quality teachers and minimize increases to class sizes. Today the parcel tax generates $2.3 million annually and accounts for 10% of the District’s annual budget. This funding is set to expire soon.

    Measure E on November Ballot

    The RUSD School Board voted unanimously to place Measure E on the ballot this November. If passed, Measure E would renew our existing tax rate and structure at $589 with a 3% annual increase per parcel per year. Measure E could fund the equivalent of 23 teachers and prevent cuts to educational programs. All funds would continue to stay local to support RUSD schools and no funds could support administrator salaries. Seniors would continue to be eligible for an exemption from the cost. If passed, the measure would be in place for 12 years.

    Measure E would renew funding to continue to: 

    • Attract and retain highly qualified, experienced teachers
    • Maintain and enhance science, technology, engineering and math programs for all grades
    • Support art and music programs
    • Minimize class size increases
    • Maintain school library services

    Fiscal accountability would continue to be required:

    • All funds raised by the measure would continue to be controlled locally
    • All funds would go to local RUSD schools and could not be taken away by the State
    • None of the funds could be used for administrator salaries
    • Seniors would continue to be eligible for an exemption from the cost

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