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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