Support our Children’s Future - Consider a YES vote on Prop. 30 and 38 in CA
This information was submitted by Doranne Jung, our Board Member from CA.
California’s public schools receive funding from three sources: the state (57%), property taxes and other local sources (29%), and the federal government (14%). The proportion of funding from each source varies across school districts. The majority of revenue (almost 70%) is unrestricted general purpose funding. The remainder is restricted categorical state and federal funding earmarked for special programs and purposes such as special education, class size reduction, and the Nat’l. School Lunch Program.” http://www.ppic.org/main/publication_show.asp?i=1001”: http://www.ppic.org/main/publication_show.asp?i=1001
Here are two propositions on the California November 6, 2012 Election ballot:
Proposition 30 – Governor’s Initiative: Schools & Local Public Safety Protection Act
Summary: Governor, the Courage Campaign and the California Faculty Association have combined their efforts. This initiative Increases income tax, for 7 years, on single earners earning more than $250K a year and joint filers earning more than $500K , and includes a 3% income tax on earners of $1 million or more. A quarter cent sales tax is imposed for 4 years. The Governor intends to use the new revenue to fund public schools, local public safety and other vital services.
Proposition 38 – Our Children, Our Future: Local School and Early Education Investment and Bond Debt Reduction Act
Summary: This measure imposes an increase in income tax, for 12 years, on taxpayers earning more than $40k a year in taxable income to secure $10-11 Billion in revenue to fund public education. The income tax increase would last for 7 years, and over 60% of funds proposed to go directly to students and their school sites.
To see the impact of the cuts on California’s largest school district, of over 600,000 students, LAUSD, please see http://budgetrealities.lausd.net/november_ballot_initiatives
According to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent John Deasy, “We’re talking about not being able to complete the school year if this fails in November. “ http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/LAUSD-Superintendent-John-Deasy-Review-Education-169714216.html
Consider voting yes on both Prop 30 and 38 if you area a registered voter in CA, and support the public education of our children and youth. Only the proposition with the most votes will take effect if both win. If both lose, there will be huge cuts in the revenue for 1,131 CA public school districts. Here is more information,
Proposition 30: http://www.yesonprop30.com/
Proposition 38: http://ourchildrenourfuture2012.com/