Photos: Parcel Tax Supporters Celebrate Victory

Smiling faces abounded at the Old Spaghetti Factory as Measure W passed by a slim margin.

Proponents of Measure W rejoiced Tuesday night at the at the passage of , which will raise $1.7 million over the next five years for the .

“It won’t solve every problem but it will go a super long way to help out our kids,” said board trustee Shelly Masur.

The money will be spent toward protecting academic programs in the math, sciences and humanities, attract and retain qualified teachers and support school libraries. Proponents emphasized that all the funds would stay local without being funneled to the state then distributed back to the district. None of the money will go to administrators’ salaries and annual audits will track funds.


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Georgia Jack June 06, 2012 at 06:23 PM
The point of stating it means that the monies cannot be used for that purpose. I believe that would be the opposite of a boondoggle which generally means raised for one purpose but used for another. Gripping in cyberspace is one thing and very easy to do. Actually doing something -- well that would be more work and requires commitment. And why not put yourself on the committee? Wouldn't that be the thing to do if you're convinced it is a boondoggle. I know -- you'll have an excellent excuse not to participate but apparently plenty of ability to comment.
Judi Mahoney June 06, 2012 at 10:07 PM
My goodness, are we "gripping" or "griping"? And are we blindly judging others to boot? I wonder which administrators or friends will be dipping into the cash pot to go on junkets to "improve the math, science, and humanities" programs. Love those conventions with golf courses!
Cheri Hahne June 06, 2012 at 10:26 PM
In addition to voting, let's get volunteering in our RWC schools. Want to watch your tax dollars at work? Want to see the kids light up because you're paying attention to them and trying to help them? Pick your reason - just do it!
Lou Covey, The Local Motive June 06, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Gee, thanks, Buck. Since I have never seved on any government committee, was not part of the campaign committee, and haven't had anything to do with the district since I graduated from Hoover in 1965, being considered a GOB is quite the honorific.
sergio fernandez June 11, 2012 at 08:47 PM
They must put Latinos on the new comittee.


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