On May 3, 2011 voters in the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District demonstrated their support for our students and our schools by passing Measure A - a district parcel tax of $49/parcel, designed to provide a source of locally controlled funding to be used to continue to provide a top quality education for our students. More recently, voters approved a new measure, continuing the current parcel tax amount of $49 through 2025. THANK YOU!
While there is no legal requirement for a citizen oversight committee for parcel tax funds, Measure A stated explicitly "the Board of Education will establish a process for independent citizen oversight." The committee has been charged with reviewing expenditure reports and ensuring Measure A funds are spent for the following purposes, stipulated by the Measure:
- Provide support for core academic programs such as math, science and English;
- Attract and retain highly qualified teachers;
- Maintain college and career preparation programs;
- Provide classroom materials such as books and science laboratory equipment.
Parcel Tax Oversight Committee Meetings
|August 21, 2013||Agenda||Minutes - Approved|
|October 3, 2013||Agenda||Minutes - Approved|
|April 2, 2014||Agenda||Minutes - Approved|
|August 14, 2014||Agenda||Minutes - Approved|
|September 22, 2014||Agenda||Minutes - Approved|
|October 9, 2014||Agenda||Minutes - Approved|
|March 30, 2015||Agenda||Minutes - Approved|
|August 19, 2015||Agenda||Minutes - Approved|
|October 21, 2015||Agenda||Minutes - Approved|
|March 23, 2016||Agenda|
The Parcel Tax Oversight Committee presented their Annual Report to the Board of Trustees on November 17, 2015, finding that Measure A funds were spent in accordance with the language of the parcel tax measure.
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