This measure will secure local funding for K-8 Moraga School District students. It will sustain our nationally recognized schools; offset state budget cuts; preserve small class sizes and strong academics; and attract and retain outstanding teachers. Measure A will authorize the Moraga School District to collect an additional parcel tax in the amount of $225 with a citizen’s oversight committee and an exemption for low income seniors.
News & Updates
5/3/12 -"If you still have your ballot, it is not too late to vote!You can take your ballot in person to The Community Room at Moraga Library, 1500 St Mary's Road, Moraga, on Tuesday, May 8th, 1PM-8PM
4/11/12 - "Moraga voters have been receiving their ballots and somehave already mailed in their Yes votes. Look out for your ballot in the mail and make sure your vote counts by getting your Yes vote in the mail as soon as possible. Remember, all ballots must be received by May 8th, the postmark does not count"
4/11/12 - Great news! The League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley has endorsed Measure A
Argument in Favor of Measure A
YES on Measure A!
Moraga citizens value education. Four times since 1992 super-majorities have voted to invest in our schools.
Measure A raises the money necessary to enable the Moraga School District (three elementary schools and one middle school) to continue to provide our children with a high-quality education.
The existing parcel tax, approved in 2004, was forecast to cover vital Moraga School District costs until 2010. By spending prudently, the district extended the benefit provided by this tax. For many years, Moraga residents have donated millions of dollars to MEF and PTAs, money the Moraga School District has used to maintain core educational programs.
However, the State has significantly reduced funding for education every year since 2007, forcing the Moraga School District to:
Future anticipated budget cuts will impact the Moraga School District’s ability to:
Without Measure A dollars, the Moraga School District will be forced to continue to further cut its budget. We must act to avoid compromising our kids’ educations!
Measure A is local dollars being spent locally. Moraga citizens trust the Moraga School District to spend tax funds wisely. We cannot rely solely on private donations to make up the shortfall in state funding. Our community – and every property owner – benefits from our nationally-ranked schools.
We are rightfully proud of our schools.
Measure A will enable us to keep them among the best in the country.
Measure A is responsible financial management of our local education.
Ron Mayes, Past US National Rugby Coach, 35 Year Moraga Resident
Frank Melon, President, Moraga Chamber of Commerce
Edith Helen Schwartz, 44 Year Moraga Resident
Rita Keeperman, 34 Year Moraga Resident
John T. Mattson, M.D., Retired Orthopedic Surgeon, 30 Year Resident