Published : Monday, December 25, 2017 | 2:34 PM
Since 2009, South Pasadena community members have supported local education parcel tax funding which helps keep South Pasadena schools among the best in California. If the parcel tax — renewed in 2013 — expires in 2018, South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) would lose approximately $2.3 million in locally-controlled school funding each year.
SPUSD uses parcel tax proceeds to fund salaries for teachers and school staff, which allows for reduced class sizes as well as to support academic programs. These funds pay for items such as the elementary arts program, middle school and high school electives, school counselors, computer technicians, and library aides.
In an effort to protect high-quality programs and staff, the SPUSD Board of Education will consider placing a parcel tax renewal measure on the February 27, 2018 all-mail ballot. The meeting to discuss this important issue will be held on November 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the District office board room at 1020 El Centro Street in South Pasadena.
Additional detailed information about the parcel tax measure including a presentation from Superintendent Geoff Yantz, a parcel tax fact sheet and frequently asked questions, may be found below this article.
About South Pasadena Unified School District
Established in 1886, the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) serves approximately 4,800 students within five schools including three elementary schools, one middle school and one comprehensive high school in South Pasadena, California. Nestled in the West San Gabriel Valley, SPUSD has earned a reputation of providing high quality public education, attracting families who value challenging academic programs and outstanding teachers. Consistently recognized for superior performance, SPUSD students earn honors at the local, state and national level. The District draws vital support from parents and community members through the South Pasadena Educational Foundation, local PTAs and booster clubs.