With the Measure C ballots now disbursed and due back on March 6th, the added pressure of not just lost classroom programs, but the potential job losses of 87 teachers ranging from English and math teachers, plus school nurses and food preparation specialist. This parcel tax would be accessed to single family homeowners at a rate of $320 a year and $150 a year for apartment residents. This would generate an additional $6.5 million annually, enough capital to keep those elementary courses such as music, art and science or cutting social studies and foreign languages and the prospects of losing excellent teachers that will take their valuable talents to other school districts.
Measure C is an easy choice if you still have kids in Davis schools, we all want our children to have the best scholastic opportunities and the passing of this parcel tax assures that our schools continue preparing our kids for future success. What’s in it for those Davis residents that no longer have kids in school or those families that moved to Davis, whose kids attended other school districts and no longer have a vested interest in our schools. Each individual will have to weigh the pros and cons for themselves and determine if our highly acclaimed school rating will continue being the envy of other school districts.
The passage of Measure C is vital for those Davis homeowners, whether you have children in school or not. Even though our housing prices are nearly double that of our neighboring communities, schools are the most important element in keeping buyer demand strong and home prices stable. The quality of Davis schools is the most often stated reason for home buyers selecting Davis over our surrounding communities. This parcel tax is an important investment in Davis. For less than a dollar-a-day, we keep our top-notch teachers, counselors and instructional aides, smaller class sizes and the critical school programs.
The state of California is still swimming in red ink and state and local schools have been part of the budget cuts. With these cuts comes the inevitable neglect that now has our entire state school rankings near the bottom nationally. We can continue keeping Davis unique and one of the most desirable small towns to live in the country, by voting yes on Measure C. Please visit my website www.JohnnyBrooksHomes.com for helpful tips on buying or selling a home, scan my informative blogs and easy access to view local area homes for sale in Davis, California and the surrounding communities.