A tax initiative proposes to raise income taxes on a sliding scale for 12 years on people who make more than $250,000 a year. "Our Children, Our Future" is being sponsored by Southern California civil rights attorney Molly Munger and the California State PTA.
It also is being touted as a better alternative to a new version of what was previously dubbed the "millionaires tax," Prop 30, proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Prop 30 has the backing of the California Teachers Association and California Federation of Teachers, as well as Assemblymember Jerry Hill.
Just how much would each South City schools get if Prop 38, "Our Children, Our Future" passed? The measure's campaign website has a calculator that gives people a chance to find out the funding amount. For example, the South San Francisco Unified schools would supposedly get $8,695,255 in the 2013-14 school year and $15,125,818 for 2017-2018, if the initiative passed.
Here is a breakdown of how much each school would receive in the 2013-14 school year, according to the website.
El Camino High: $1,475,020
South San Francisco High: $1,585,378
Parkway Heights Middle: $531,054
Westborough Middle: $616,805
Alta Loma Middle: $680,399
Baden High: $137,882
Buri Buri Elementary: $522,224
Ponderosa Elementary: $352,619
Sunshine Gardens Elementary: $363,379
Los Cerritos Elementary: $299,108
Martin Elementary: $399,049
Monte Verde Elementary: $423,870
Skyline Elementary: $358,998
Junipero Serra Elementary: $300,037
According to the Our Children, Our Future campaign, the measure would put 30% of its total revenue toward state education bond debt, 10% toward Early Childhood Education programs and 60% toward K-12 programs. For more on the campaign's methodology in estimating how much each school would receive if the measure passed, see the attached document.
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