Have you sent your ballot in yet? Don’t delay – get those votes counted! In addition to the presidential election, there are several critical state propositions and local elections which will directly affect our schools and students, so be sure to fill out your entire ballot.
Prop 15: California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act
This initiative, which is supported by the California Teachers Association, endorsed by Governor Newsom, and opposed by the California Business Roundtable, would require commercial and industrial real estate property worth $3 million or more to be taxed on current market value. This money would be allocated to schools (40%) and other local governments (60%). It is estimated to result in $11.5 billion in additional funding statewide, and between $1.9 million and $3.4 million for AUHSD. For more information see: Quick Guide: Proposition 15, the proposed ’split-roll’ tax on commercial property.
Prop 16: Repeal Proposition 209 – Restore Affirmative Action
This constitutional amendment would permit the use of race, gender, and ethnic diversity as factors (but not decisive factors) in education including college admissions, government hiring, and government contracting. CSU Trustees endorse repeal of affirmative action ban. For more information, see: Proposition 16 — Allow Public Agencies to Consider Diversity.
You can also find impartial analysis of all the propositions at https://votersedge.org/ca.