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The following commentary was written by members of the Culver City Unified School District.
The Culver City Unified School District Board of Education has passed a resolution supporting the passage of Proposition 30, "The Schools and Local Safety Protection Act of 2012." It is important to note that the failure of Proposition 30 would result in a reduction of an estimated $441 per student statewide.
What would that mean to CCUSD? This would equate to a funding reduction to our Culver City Unified School District of $2,910,124 in the current school year (2012-2013), with projected reductions of $2,903,763 in 2013-2014, and $2,904,465 in 2014-2015.
"We encourage all Culver City voters to review the information and the impacts of all the propositions and, especially, Proposition 30 before they head to the polls on Nov. 6,” said Superintendent Dave LaRose.
Did you know ...
* That the current California state budget assumes the successful passage of Proposition 30?
* That California's per student spending has already been cut by $1,105 per student since 2008?
* That Proposition 30 prohibits revenues from initiative from being used for administrative costs?
* That Proposition 30 would generate $6 billion in 2012-13 through 2016-17; plus smaller amounts in 2017-18, and 2018-19?
* That Proposition 30 would be funded by a ¼ cent sales tax increase for 4 years, and up to a 3% increase in personal income tax for high-income earners (>$250,000) for 7 years?