Yes on Measure G Phonebanking
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
@Interactive Resources; 117 Park Pl,
RSVP / more info – contact Sarah Pleznac
...Measure G is not a new tax. It is a renewal of the
existing education parcel tax that is already on your tax bill.
Since this tax expires in 2014, we are asking for your support
to renew it for the next five years by voting YES on Measure G.
A senior exemption is available for those over 65.
Measure G will raise about $9.6 million per year for our school
district. Of that, $2.2 million will help to lower class sizes
for the youngest children. Measure G will also pay for librarians,
high school sports, counselors, textbooks, and teacher support.
Without Measure G, these programs and services will lose their
Our school district has suffered trememdously in the economic
downturn. We have lost over $40 million of state funding in
the last 5 years. Our schools have cut their budgets to the
bone, eliminating important programs and laying off teachers
and staff. Measure G would raise money that the state cannot
take away—it stays in the district.
In addition, we encourage you to vote YES ON 30 and YES ON 38.
While neither of these state funding measures is perfect,
they would provide critically needed financial support for
our schools. Without them, there will be a budget shortfall
big enough to cut the school year by three weeks. Our kids
could get out of school in mid-May, 2013....
Read the full letter to the editor at El Cerrito Patch >