On March 8, 2011 68.01% of Alameda voters approved Measure A, a parcel tax designed to generate for the schol district approximately $12 million per year for seven years. The measure's revenues support a range of core programs and values in AUSD, including: small class sizes; neighborhood schools; high school athletics; music, PE, and media centers in elementary schools; fine arts classes in high schools; innovative programs; and attracting and retaining excellent teachers.
You can see the text of Measure A here.
Measure A Oversight Committee
To ensure public accountability and fiscal transparency, Measure A provides for an Oversight Committee to "review District compliance with the terms of this Measure." The committee meets with district staff four to five times a year to review Measure A revenues and expenditures. District staff also give presentations on Measure A revenues and expenditures at public Board of Education meetings at least three times a year.
You can read more about the Measure A Oversight Committee, including the agendas and presentations for every meeting the committee has held, here. Annual staff and committee reports on Measure A revenues and expenditures are available in the right-hand column of this page. You can see the text of Measure A here.
Frequently Asked Questions about Your Measure A Assessment
Following are answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the implementation of Measure A. The FAQs also include links to new forms for requesting exemptions from the tax and for ...more