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Neighborhood Schools Sustainability Initiative
Buena Park School District
2/3 Approval Required
Fail: 2,334 / 51.7% Yes votes ...... 2,183 / 48.3% No votes
Index of all Measures
Results as of Aug 20 9:40pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (30/30)|
30.1% Voter Turnout (482,708/1,603,312)
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To prevent deep cuts in Buena Park elementary and middle school educational programs; retain qualified, experienced teachers; keep school libraries open; and maintain school campuses, nurses/health and counseling services, music and physical education programs; shall Buena Park School District levy an annual tax of $0.0375 per square foot of building space per each assessor's parcel, for 4 years only, with independent oversight, an exemption for senior citizens, and all funds benefiting neighborhood K-8 schools?
The funds from the special tax would be used to benefit elementary and middle schools in the District, specifically to retain primary grade teachers and for library, health and counseling services; music and primary physical education programs; and classroom and campus maintenance.
The measure provides that the District will annually report on the amount of funds collected and expended and on the status of projects funded by the measure.
The Governing Board of Buena Park School District has called the election for the purpose of submitting the measure to the voters within the District. If two-thirds of the voters of the District voting on the measure vote yes, the District may proceed to impose the special tax. A no vote on this measure will disapprove the imposition of the tax.
|Arguments For Measure B||Arguments Against Measure B|
|VOTE YES ON MEASURE B! Buena Park Neighborhood Schools Sustainability Initiative
In 2009-10, Buena Park School District has received prestigious recognitions including a U.S. Blue Ribbon School nomination, a California School Boards Association Golden Bell award, two California Distinguished School nominations, and three Title I High Achieving School awards.
The high level of academic excellence for our BPSD students and schools is in jeopardy!
The national recession and California's fiscal crisis have brought detrimental changes including:
Measure B proposes that owners of residences and businesses in the Buena Park School District community will pay an additional 3 3/4¢ per square foot each year for only 4 years. The average 1300 sq. ft. house would cost $48.75 per year. These funds will preserve:
VOTE YES ON MEASURE B:
s/ Mary Fuhrman
Measure B is not about academic excellence and school district awards. It's not about school days, salaries, and class size. Measure B is another tax increase for the next 4 years!
CHECK YOUR PROPERTY TAX BILL. We have been paying three taxes to the Buena Park School District since 1999 and these taxes don't go away until 2026 -- another 16 years!
1. BUENA PK EL-98 D/S99 ends in 2023
A fourth tax is not the right solution for the state budget cuts facing the Buena Park School District. At a time of record high unemployment and home foreclosures, the last thing we should do is slap higher taxes on businesses and homeowners who are already struggling to make ends meet!
In addition to the proposed Measure B tax, we have been punished with:
DON'T BE FOOLED INTO ANOTHER TAX INCREASE.
VOTE "NO" ON MEASURE B!
s/ Rosanne Jasieniecki
|We support public education and understand the burdens facing the Buena Park School District, but this is the wrong time to ask for a parcel tax.
With record high unemployment and foreclosures, homeowners cannot afford any new taxes. Businesses and jobs are leaving the state in record numbers, making this the worst possible time to raise taxes.
Do not be fooled! Passage of this parcel tax will result in much higher property taxes for homeowners. We currently pay three bond taxes to the Buena Park School District, which we have been paying since 1999, 2000, and 2001 respectively. These taxes are itemized within the long list of fixed charges that appear on your property tax bill + and these taxes are not going away!
The Buena Park School District has stated that the average residential parcel tax would only be $48.77 for a 1,300 square foot property. Do not be fooled! Depending on the assessed value of your home, your Buena Park School District taxes could increase 184% or more depending on the assessed value of your property for the next 4 years.
For example, the owner of a 1,300 square foot home with an assessed value of $150,000 will see a 184% increase in their Buena Park School District taxes in 2010-11. A 184% increase in property taxes may not seem like a lot of money to school district officials, but it is a lot of money to homeowners who are under severe financial hardship and struggling to make ends meet.
We urge you to vote NO on this parcel tax.
s/ Rosanne Jasieniecki
Calculate how much Measure B will affect you for yourself: Multiply the number of square feet in your home by 3 3⁄4 cents ($.0375). The average home in Buena Park has 1300 square feet.
1300 X $.0375 = $48.75
As stated before, for about $4 per month--and for only four years--homeowners of average-sized homes can:
Vote YES on MEASURE `B' and protect your neighborhood, schools and students. It is the right time for local action!
s/ Mary Fuhrman
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