Dear San Mateo-Foster City Community,
The San Mateo-Foster City School District is committed to maintaining quality education in our local schools with the community’s help. Since 2010, your public funds have maintained educational quality by:
- Maintaining programs and/or instruction in reading, writing, math, science and technology
- Attracting and retaining quality teachers and educational staff
- Keeping school libraries open and accessible to students
- Supporting art, music and other specialized programs
We are grateful for your past support and want to inform you that this source of voter-approved funding is scheduled to expire soon.
To maintain these programs, the Board of Trustees unanimously placed Measure Y on the March 28, 2017 ballot. 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. It does not increase the tax rate you currently pay.
Please access the links below for additional information about this issue. If you belong to an organization that would like to schedule an informational presentation, please contact the District at (650) 312-7348.
Joan Rosas, Ed.D.
View our Community Presentation - Information About Measure Y PowerPoint
Estimada Comunidad de San Mateo–Foster City,
El Distrito Escolar San Mateo-Foster City, está comprometido a mantener educación de calidad en nuestras escuelas locales con la ayuda de la comunidad. Desde el 2010 sus fondos públicos han mantenido la calidad educacional al:
- Mantener programas y/o instrucción en lectura, escritura, matemáticas, ciencias e tecnología
- Atraer y retener maestros y personal educacional de calidad
- Mantener las bibliotecas escolares abiertas y accesibles a los estudiantes
- Apoyar arte, música y otros programas especializados
Agradecemos su apoyo previo y queremos informarles que este recurso de fondos aprobados por los votantes expirará pronto.
Para mantener estos programas la Junta de Consejeros, unánimemente colocó la Medida Y en la boleta del 28 de marzo del 2017. Sí, es aprobada, la Medida Y renovaría los fondos previamente aprobados por los votantes, que actualmente son $209.92 con un ajuste anual de CPI por parcela, por nueve años adicionales.
Por favor, vea los enlaces de abajo para información adicional sobre esta cuestión. Si usted pertenece a una organización a la cual le gustaría organizar una presentación informacional, por favor contacte al Distrito al (650)312-7348.
Joan Rosas, Ed. D.
INFORMATION ABOUT MEASURE Y - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
Q: What is Measure Y?
A: On November 17, 2016 the Board of Trustees placed Measure Y on the March 28, 2017 ballot so the public can decide whether to renew expiring local education funding that voters approved in 2010. 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.
Q: Why is the election being conducted in March?
A: This local education funding is scheduled to expire in June 2017.
Q: What programs does Measure Y continue to fund?
A: If enacted, Measure Y continues voter-approved funding for reading, writing, math, science, and the arts among other specialized programs. Without this funding, our schools will lose $7,000,000 annually, reducing the District’s ability to maintain these programs or attract and retain quality teachers. If approved, Measure Y provides renewed funding to:
• Maintain programs and/or instruction in reading, writing, math, science and technology
• Attract and retain quality teachers and educational staff
• Keep school libraries open and accessible to students
• Support art, music and other specialized programs
Q: Does Measure Y funding support every school?
A: Yes. If enacted, Measure Y renews public funding for educational programs in every public elementary and middle school in the communities we serve.
Q: Have our schools spent their funds responsibly?
A: Yes. The District’s Parcel Tax Oversight Committee for Measure A has consistently reported all funds as having been spent properly to benefit students in the communities we serve. No funds have been spent on administrators’ salaries or pensions.
Q: Can Seniors file for an exemption from the parcel tax?
A: Yes. Measure Y also continues senior exemptions, currently exempt seniors who are 65+ will continue to be exempt. Seniors who are not currently exempt may apply and receive an exemption.