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Marin County, CA May 6, 2014 Election
Measure A
School Parcel Tax Renewal to Preserve Quality Education
Novato Unified School District

2/3 Approval Required

Pass: 81 / 81.0% Yes votes ...... 19 / 19.0% No votes

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Information shown below: Arguments |

To preserve quality education in Novato schools without increasing taxes and maintain stable local funding that cannot be taken by the State to: Maintain competitive science, math, engineering and other programs; Attract and retain high quality teachers; Integrate modern instructional technology to prepare students for future success; Shall Novato Unified School District renew the expiring school parcel tax at the current rate for 8 years, with an exemption for seniors, independent oversight, and no money for administrator salaries?

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Arguments For Measure A
Vote Yes on Measure A: renew local school funding without raising taxes.

All Measure A funds stay in our Novato schools under local control - nothing can be taken by the State, and no funds can be used for administrator salaries.

Your YES vote is critical to protecting quality education in our Novato schools. measure A renews funding that is set to expire and will keep great teachers in our classrooms, maintain competitive academic programs and make sure students have the instructional technology they need for future success.

Measure A will NOT raise your taxes - it wil simply renew existing local school funding that our community has supported for over 20 years, and the State can't take a penny.

Vote YES to protect quality education in Novato schools:

  • Maintain competitive science, engineering and math programs and protect the quality of academic instruction in core subjects

  • Attract and retain high-quality teachers and maintaining manageable class sizes

  • Provide career and technical training and integrate modern instructional technology to prepare students for future success

  • Protect music, arts, library and athletics programs

Fiscal accountability is required:

  • Nothing can be taken by the State

  • No funds can be used for administrator salaries

  • Independent citizens oversight and required annual reports ensure funds are spent properly

  • Seniors are eligible for an exemption

Since 1992, our community has supported Novato schools with local funding. This support continues to be essential to keeping our schools great and protecting student achievement.

Measure A simply renews existing school funding which is set to expire, without increasing taxes.

We are all proud of our high quality schools in Novato, and they help keep our community and our property values strong.

Join parents, teachers, seniors, business owners and community members - vote YES on Measure A to keep Novato schools strong!

s/A. Gerald (Jerry) Peters Past Pres., Novato Chamber of Commerce, Novato Sanitary District Board
s/Tali Sundberg Former Novato Teacher, 59-year Novato resident
s/Sylvia Barry Novato Realtor
s/Martha Patsy White Former President, League of Women Voters, Novato Citizen of the Year, 2009
s/Mary Jane Burke Marin County Superintendent of Schools

(No arguments against Measure A were submitted)

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