Information About Measure G
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District School Board is placing a ballot measure before the voters in June, 2014 that will give Livermore citizens the opportunity to take control of educational funding at a local level and invest in the success of our schools. When the community passes this parcel tax, our schools will have a reliable source of revenue that can be counted on to ensure high quality education for the 12,500+ TK – 12th grade students in our district.
A parcel tax is a flat assessment on each parcel in the district that is paid in two semi-annual installments (and is deductible from income tax, as are all property taxes). The amount designated for the school district is included in the check sent to Alameda County, and then the County writes a check to the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. The funds generated through this assessment never go to Sacramento, nor do they affect what revenue the State provides for our district, so we can count on this local money to build education programs here in Livermore, regardless of the State’s financial situation.
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District has been forced to cut millions from its budget in the last ten years. In addition to suffering because of the State’s economic downturn, Livermore has long been victim of under funding by the State. Year after year, Livermore has received far less revenue than our neighboring school districts: if funded at Dublin’s rate, we would receive an additional $14 million each year, and if funded at Pleasanton’s rate, we would receive an additional $10 million each year. A parcel tax now will provide our schools with continual stability to protect quality education today and plan for the future.
Measure G, on the June 3, 2014 ballot will seek voter approval of a $138 per year tax, for seven years. This measure, if approved by 66 2/3 percent of the voters, will generate approximately $3.8 million annually for educational programs in all Livermore public schools (LVJUSD, LVCS, and LVCP). The District is required by law to follow the intent of the ballot measure, and will establish a citizens’ oversight committee to monitor allocation of revenue.
Specifically, Measure G will:
- Provide advanced courses in math, science, and engineering;
- Keep schools well-maintained;
- Attract and retain highly qualified teachers;
Lower class sizes
- Provide elementary school science and technology specialists;
- Keep classroom technology and instructional materials up-to-date; and
- To the extent funds are available, to maintain academic programs, including the purchase of instructional equipment, materials and supplies.
Parcel Tax Documents & Reports
Click HERE to view the Formal Notice of Parcel Tax Election forms (Contra Costa and Alameda Counties).
Click HERE for the June 4, 2013 report from the Citizens' Measure M Parcel Tax Oversight Committee
Click HERE for the June 5, 2012 report from the Citizens' Measure M Parcel Tax Oversight Committee
Click HERE for the June 7, 2011 report from the Citizens' Measure M Parcel Tax Oversight Committee
Click HERE for the June 1, 2010 report from the Citizens' Measure D Parcel Tax Oversight Committee
Click HERE for the Citizen's Measure M Oversight Committee Application
Click HERE for the Measure M Tax Exempt Form
Click HERE for Facts About Measure M