On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Davis voters passed Measure H, that will continue the funding levels from expiring parcel tax measures for the next eight years.
Davis voters approved their first parcel tax in 1984. That year district voters passed a ballot measure which allowed the district to tax property owners a per parcel assessment to raise money for the schools. The original measure requested authorization for an assessment of $45 per parcel for a term of 4 years. Since then, the parcel tax has been renewed every four years and additional measures have been approved to alleviate program cuts due to loss of state funding reductions. To view all Davis Parcel Tax Elections click Here.
Parcel Taxes (leading up tot the 2016 approval of Measure H) were comprised of Measure C and Measure E totaling $531 per parcel. Those measures generated approximately $9.5 million for the district, approximately 12% of the district budget.
In November 2016, Davis voters passed Measure H which will continue the previous funding levels of expiring Measures C and E, but for a duration of 8 years. Parcel tax money is used to maintain the quality educational program and services the district delivers to every student on every campus. Without the parcel tax, we could not sustain the enrichment and choice that other districts no longer can afford. A specific accounting of how the money is used is included in an annual report to the community. This expenditure accounting is reviewed every year by the Citizen Parcel Tax Oversight Committee, an independent body charged with overseeing the district’s finances.
Parcel Tax Oversight Reports
To view the reports of the Parcel Tax Oversight Committee from 2008-current, click Here.
As per the ballot language for the parcel tax, some property owners may be eligible for an exemption from the tax. To qualify for a senior exemption from the parcel tax, you must be the owner-occupant of the property in question and at least 65 years old.
To apply for the exemption you must submit a completed application form to the school district office at 526 B Street, Davis, CA.
For the printable Request for Exemption form, please click here.