Gov. Jerry Brown and attorney Molly Munger aren’t the only ones asking voters for more money for schools in November.
Eleven districts are asking for parcel taxes and 44 districts have put school construction bonds on the ballot, according to Mike McMahon, a school consultant and Alameda Unified trustee who tracks local ballots. Six are new parcel tax requests, four are renewals, and one proposal asks for an additional parcel tax, McMahon says. They range from a low of $39 per parcel to $199 per parcel in the San Bruno Park School District.
Parcel taxes have been common in the Bay Area – not only in wealthy communities, but in less posh places like Martinez Unified, which is asking $50 per parcel, and San Leandro Unified ($39 per parcel).