NUSD has not been a good partner to the taxpayer who has dutifully approved parcel tax and bond measures every time they have been asked.
Instead of fulfilling their promises to provide teachers with fair wages and focus on excellent curriculum, the district instead ensures Administrative pay remains above state average, and funnels tax money to build a new maintenance facility rather than the promised educational center at Hamilton.
Teachers must still fight for every contract and pay raise. Voters can hold the District accountable by voting NO on additional parcel taxes.
Here's a recap of our arguments against this regressive tax.
The Tax Increases by 89% in Only 8 Years
Measure A is a 49%increase over your current school parcel tax and includes an additional 3% increase per year over 8 years.That’s a whopping 89% increase by 2028.
Enrollment is Declining
Enrollment is projected to continue to 2029 which will reduce costs and the need for an extra campus.
Majority of Property Taxes Already Go to Schools
The average homeowner pays $12,000 in property taxes and 55% of that goes to schools. And that doesn’t include add-on taxes like Measure A.
Recommended Cuts Need To Be Made
NUSD “manages” a $91 million dollar budget- and has run a $2 million dollar deficit for years.Yet they have not fully implemented necessary cost cutting measures recommended by stakeholders which includes consolidating campuses and increasing class size by a single student.
Pensions Need To Be Fixed On State Level
Money that should be going to classrooms is paying for out-of-control administrator pensions.
It’s Too Early
The current tax does not expire until June of 2023.There’s plenty of time to implement necessary cuts before asking for more from the taxpayer!