Parcel Tax Oversight Committee
Parcel Tax Committee
On March 3, 2020, the voters of the San Carlos School District (“District”) approved Measure N, which authorized the District to renew and increase the existing parcel tax to $334.60 per parcel for 8 years. Measure N requires the establishment of an independent citizen’s oversight committee (the “Committee”). The committee will oversee expenditures of the special taxes collected pursuant to Measure N and ensure that monies raised are spent only for the purposes described in Measure N.
The next meeting of the committee will be late spring/early summer. The agenda packet, including instructions on joining the meeting, will be posted 72 hours prior to the meeting.
Members of the Committee include:
- Alana Corso
- Ross Kirschner
- Betsy Koefoed
- Scott Jeffries
- Katherine Sherman
The following attachments relate to the Committees’ activities:
Parcel taxes are flat amounts levied per real estate parcel (irrespective of appraised value) and the funds generated for such taxes go to the school district general fund for ongoing operating expenses. Parcel taxes must pass with a 2/3 supermajority of voters in favor and are generally in force for a specific term. Beginning with the 2020-21 fiscal year, approximately 8% of SCSD’s General Fund revenue comes from the parcel tax passed by the community in 2020. This funding has become absolutely critical in allowing San Carlos to maintain all of its core programs, fulfill its mission in serving the whole child, and provide an excellent education to all students.
- Measure N - Passed March 2020 for a total of $334.60 per parcel, per year for 8 years.
- Measure P - Passed May 2015 for a total of $246.60 per parcel, per year for 6 years.