The results are in after an important election day for a number of Bay Area schools. Most of them got the parcel tax increases they were counting on to help balance their budgets.
In Alameda County, Measure B and Measure E both failed by slim margins.
Measure B was a parcel tax for the New Haven Unified School District. It needed a 2/3 majority to pass, but was a fraction of a percent off that mark. 65.71% voted yes.
Measure E was a parcel tax for the Pleasanton Unified School District. It also needed a 2/3 majority to pass. 65.16% voted yes.
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
Measure A was a parcel tax for the John Swett Unified School District. It needed a 2/3 majority to pass, but missed the mark. 59.25% voted yes.
Measure B passed. It will guarantee the preservation for the Lafayette Unified School District's math, science and technology programs as well as fund art and music. Property owners will pay about $15/month more because of Measure B. This tax will be in place for four years.
SAN MATEO COUNTY
David Pine appears to be the county's new District 1 Supervisor, with 27.2% of the vote. Richard Holober was close behind with 26%.
Measure A, a parcel tax for the San Carlos School District passed. The measure is expected to provide about $1 million/year to the district over the next eight years. It is an extension of a previous tax passed in 2003.
Property owners will pay about $111 extra per year as a result of the parcel tax, though because it is an extension there will be no real change in their bills.
Measure B, a parcel tax for the Ravenswood City School District, also passed. It will help the district maintain its core programs and preserve after-school programs.
The measure ads a $98 per year to property owners' bills.
Measure C, a proposed parcel tax for the Jefferson Union High School District failed. It needed a 2/3 majority, but only received 59.5% of the vote.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY
All four measures on the Santa Clara County ballot passed.
Measure A impacts the Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District. It will increase the tax for property owners $49 per year over six years.
Measure B will bring more money into the Sunnyvale School District. Property owners will pay $59 more per year over seven years. The tax starts on July 1, 2011.
Measure C means more money for the Cupertino Unified School District. Property owners will pay $125 more per year over a six year period. It is expected to generate $4.4 million per year for the school district.
Measure D impacts the Los Altos School District. Property owners will pay $196 more per year.
In most instances, senior citizens can apply for an exemption to the increase.