LAUSD School Board Weighs Possible Parcel Tax after Teachers Strike

The LAUSD Board of Education led discussions Tuesday morning on strategies to increase district revenue one month after the teachers strike.

The leaders are looking to a possible parcel tax measure to be put on the ballot for the June 4th special election which they are hoping would provide more funding by the end of this year.

The parcel tax would need a two-thirds majority from voters in the district to pass and could generate up to $500 million per year for LAUSD. The board will vote Thursday on whether or not to move forward.

LAUSD Senior Executive Director of Finance and Policy Pedro Salcido presented a $537 flat parcel fee or $.16 per square foot to generate $500,000,000 as one option of the tax, and a $365 flat parcel fee at .11 per square foot to generate $340,000,000 for another option.

Board members unanimously favor the strategy, "expressing appreciation for the widespread public support for K-12 funding as a direct result of the UTLA-led teachers strike," according to the Daily Breeze.

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