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At Issue, Report · September 2013

Parcel Taxes for Education in California

Eric McGhee and Margaret Weston

The state legislature is considering a lower passage threshold for the parcel tax, which is one of only a few local revenue-raising options for California school districts. A lower threshold would increase the passage rate, but would it encourage a greater number of districts to put parcel taxes on the ballot? This report contextualizes the proposal and assesses its potential impact on school funding.

This research was supported with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.


K–12 Education