Information About Measure Y
On November 17th the Board of Trustees placed the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District Quality Education Renewal Measure on the March 28, 2017 ballot. Local funding approved by voters in 2010 is scheduled to expire in June 2017. If enacted, Measure Y renews previous voter-approved funding, which is presently $209.92 with an annual CPI adjustment per parcel, for an additional nine years.
The District’s Parcel Tax Oversight Committee has consistently reported all funds as having been spent properly to benefit all students in the communities we serve. No funds have been spent on administrators’ salaries or pensions. If enacted, Measure Y renews funds to: Maintain programs/instruction in reading, writing, math, science, technology, and engineering , Attract and retain quality teachers and educational staff, Keep school libraries open and accessible to students, and Support art, drama, music and other specialized programs.
Measure Y will appear on the March 28th, 2017 ballot. For more information visit: www.smfcsd.net/measure-y.
We cannot afford to lose this source of funding!
Since 2010, when voters first approved the measure, these funds have provided critical support for many important education programs including math, reading, science, and writing. The funds also support specialized academic programs such as music, arts and drama, and help to keep our libraries open and accessible to all students. The funding measure expires this year and Yes on Y would renew it for another 9 years!
We know there is broad support for Yes on Y in the community, and among our teachers, school staff, and administrators. We need your help to make sure everyone in the community is aware of this important vote before resident begin to mail in their ballots this month and in the days and weeks leading up to March 28th.
Each school is mobilizing to get out the vote and we are asking for volunteers from NSM to help us make phone calls on the evenings (5:30-8:30pm) of Wednesday, March 22nd and Monday, March 27th. Everything you need will be provided, you just have to show up! Click on the dates above to sign up to help.