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Alameda County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Measure K
Parcel tax to provide for quality local education and programs
Fremont Unified School District

2/3 Approval Required

Pass: 33699 / 70.09% Yes votes ...... 14381 / 29.91% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Jan 6 2:56pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (95/95)
Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments |

To provide Fremont schools stable funding for quality local education and programs that cannot be taken away by the state, including:
Maintaining math, science, reading and writing programs;
Keeping school libraries open;
Supporting classroom/learning technology;
Maintaining college and workforce preparation programs; and Retaining qualified teachers

Shall the Fremont Unified School District levy $53 per parcel annually for 5 years, exempting seniors, with citizen oversight, no money for administrator salaries and all money benefiting local schools?

Impartial Analysis from Richard K. Winnie, Alameda County Counsel


Measure K, a Fremont Unified School District ("District") special parcel tax measure, seeks voter approval to authorize the District to levy an annual special parcel tax on each parcel of taxable real property for a period of five years, beginning December 10, 2011. This measure would levy an annual tax of $53.00 per parcel of taxable real property.

School districts have the authority to levy special taxes upon approval by two-thirds of the votes cast on the special tax proposals pursuant to California Constitution Article XIIIA, Section 4 and Article XIIIC, Section 2, and California Government Code Sections 50075-50077, 50079, and 53722.

If two-thirds of the qualified electors voting on this measure vote for approval, a special tax will be imposed annually for five years at the rate described above. The tax will be collected by the Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector at the same time and in the same manner as ad valorem property taxes are collected. Upon annual application to the District an exemption of any tax assessment year may be granted to any owner aged 65 years and over of a parcel used solely for owner-occupied, single-family residential purposes.

If two-thirds of the qualified electors voting on this measure vote for approval, the allocation of the funding revenue is to be used for the specific purposes set forth in the full text of the measure printed in this sample ballot. These purposes include, among others, maintaining certain academic programs, keeping school libraries open, supporting classroom technology, etc. The measure further provides that no later than July 1, the chief fiscal officer shall prepare and file with the District's Board an annual report detailing the funds collected and expended and the status of any project.

If two-thirds of the qualified electors voting on this measure do not vote for approval, the measure will fail, and the District will not be authorized to levy the special tax.


County Counsel

The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure K, which measure is printed in full in this sample ballot pamphlet. If you desire an additional copy of the measure, please call the Elections Official's office at (510) 272-6933 and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you.

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Arguments For Measure K

Our schools need a stable funding source that cannot be taken by the state. Measure K will help to maintain the high standard of education students receive in our local schools.

Successive state fiscal crises have led to drastic funding cuts in our schools. More than $20 million in local school funding has been cut. The Fremont Unified School District is already among the lowest-funded in Alameda County. With ongoing state cuts to education and unpredictable state funding for the next several years, we cannot allow our high-performing schools to decline.

The Fremont Unified School District provides an exceptional academic environment. With outstanding student test scores and performance, strong parent involvement, and recognition for excellence in curriculum, our students succeed year after year. Without a local funding source our schools face deeper program cuts that threaten the quality education students receive.

Measure K will not prevent all of the cuts at our schools,but it will prevent some of the most devastating cuts to academic programs and teachers, including:

  • Maintaining math, science, reading and writing programs;
  • Keeping school libraries open;
  • Supporting classroom and learning technology;
  • Maintaining college preparation programs and programs to prepare students for the workforce; and
  • Retaining qualified teachers. Strong taxpayer protections:
  • Money raised would be controlled locally and go to our local schools;
  • None of the money would be used for administrator salaries;
  • Oversight by an independent citizens committee will ensure funds from Measure K are spent as promised;
  • Exemptions would be available for those 65 and over; and
  • Measure K would expire in 5 years and could not be renewed without voter approval.

Measure K is a simple but critical step we can take to ensure stable local funding for Fremont schools so our students can continue to learn in high-quality schools. Join us in voting YES on Measure K.

s/Peggy Herndon FUSD Citizens Bond Oversight Committee
s/Dr. AlbertWang Co-Chair, Friends of Children with Special Needs
s/Dirk Lorenz Small business owner
s/Cindy Bonior President/CEO of Fremont Chamber of Commerce
s/Genevieve G. Angelides AAUW Past President

(No arguments against Measure K were submitted)

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