Key FAQs for Measure N
What is Measure N?
- It is a local measure on the March 5th ballot seeking renewal of the existing Davis parcel tax
- The parcel tax funds more than 100 teaching positions in our local school district
- If passed it will continue the parcel tax at the current rate of $64 / month per parcel ($768 / year)
- Exemptions are available for senior citizens and those with disabilities
- The measure allows for annual CPI-capped inflation adjustments (CPI avg 2.8% / year, past 10 years)
- Passage requires a 2/3 super majority of votes in favor
- It will continue until ended by the school board or by voters
Why should you support Measure N?
- Davis has a 40-year history of supporting local education through a parcel tax measure
- The current measure funds numerous important initiatives throughout our schools, including:
– Core academic programs in science, technology, engineering, math, reading, and writing
– Art, music, world languages, career technical education, AP courses, and other electives
– Athletics and co-curricular programs such as robotics, journalism, theater, and debate
– Counseling and nursing services to support safety and student well-being
– Librarians in primary and secondary schools
- In the state funding formula, Davis is a well-below-average funded district without the parcel tax.
- Our high performing schools are vital to the local economy, helping keep home values strong
What happens if Measure N does not pass?
We will lose $12 million in annual funding, more than 10% of the local school system budget
The school district will need to lay off more than 100 teachers and other educator
There will be a significant reduction in programs and services at all schools in the district
There will be an increase in average class sizes at both the elementary and secondary levels