How Could Redwood City Schools Get Nearly $13M a Year?

The Our Children, Our Future initiative could raise more than $10 billion a year for California schools, supporters say. Residents can now use an online tool to find out how much of that money would go to Redwood City schools.

A tax initiative proposes to raise income taxes on a sliding scale for 12 years on people who make more than $250,000 a year. "Our Children, Our Future" is being sponsored by Southern California civil rights attorney Molly Munger and the California State PTA.

It also is being touted as a better alternative to the "millionaires tax" that was proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown and has the backing of the California Federation of Teachers.

So just how much would each Redwood City school get if the measure passed? The Our Children, Our Future campaign has a calculator on its website that gives people a chance to find out the funding amount. For example, the schools would supposedly get $8,674,388 in the 2013-14 school year if the initiative passed.

Here is a breakdown of how much each school would receive in the 2013-14 school year, according to the website.


School Amount Adelante Immersion School $483,209 Clifford School $666,576 Fair Oaks School 469,223 Garfield School $698,697 Hawes School $435,360 Henry Ford School $416,714 Hoover School $914,038 John Gill School $421,330 Kennedy Middle School $866,289 McKinley Institute of Technology $396,457 North Star Academy $444,774 Orion School $172,049 Roosevelt School $364,219 Roy Cloud School $635,883 Selby Lane School $716,963 Taft School $560,057 Sequoia High $2,059,330 Woodside High $1,868,220 Redwood High $386,270


For more information about the Our Children, Our Future initiative, visit ourchildrenourfuture2012.com.

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Aaron September 04, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Here is the future: rich people paying for schools in the form of income tax, and poor people paying for jails in the form of sales tax. but jails cost twice as much... so the poor pay more ... Shouldn't rich people pay for jails and poor people pay for the schools? After all, it's the rich people who think that the jail is a great idea, and poor people who want the schools.
John Foley September 08, 2012 at 05:04 AM
How many residents in our prisons are illegals who didn't come here to pick strawberries? Maybe the country of origin should pay the prison freight. Any money given to most districts especially RCSD will be wasted. By the way, who will be "chosen" for the tax initiative oversight committee? I, too, want to see a dominance of Latinos to reflect the diversity of the schools---will it happen?
Ana Corrales September 08, 2012 at 07:58 AM
This country is stupid. Some people or cultures will continue to scam the system. Wake up! How many girls on the free/reduced food programs have cash to get profesional nails every week? My son's teacher saw the kids on free food were the first with Great America season passes.


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