TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT PARCEL TAX INFORMATION
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Maintaining Excellence: Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond
Tam District high schools are among the top in the nation, with highly qualified teachers and exceptional academic and student support programs. Students receive a high-quality education that prepares them to succeed in college and future careers. Last year, Tam District had seven National Merit Finalists or Semi-Finalists and 30 commended students.
Stable Local Funding
Tam District has two local parcel tax measures that support high-quality teachers and strong science, technology, engineering, math, reading and writing instruction. Today, these measures cost $443 annually per parcel, with a 3% annual cost of living adjustment, provide $16.1 million in annual funding and account for 17% of the District’s budget. All funds from these measures stay in our schools and no funds support administrator salaries.
Revenue Supporting Our Schools Has Not Kept Pace with the Cost of Providing a High-Quality Education
District schools face rising student enrollment and unfunded State mandates. Student enrollment has grown dramatically in recent years, increasing by over 30% in the past 10 years. This equates to over 1,200 new students, which is roughly the size of one new high school. As a result, the District has hired over 70 additional teachers and counselors to serve these students. This is a community-funded district which means that the District does not receive more funding when student enrollment increases.
Strong Fiscal Management
Tam District has made $5.8 million in cuts while protecting the quality of education provided to local high school students. The District sought input from the community through community meetings, one-on-one interviews and multiple task forces. Most recently the District formed a citizen Fiscal Advisory Committee that reviewed the District’s budget and provided recommendations to the Superintendent about next steps.
Expiring Local Funding & Potential Parcel Tax Measure
Tam District’s local funding measures are set to expire in 2022. Today, these measures provide funding equivalent to 114 teachers and support strong academic programs. Both of these measures are set to expire in 2022. Although no final decisions have been made, the District is considering placing a local parcel tax measure on the ballot to continue local funding to retain quality teachers, maintain strong academic programs, protect art and music and maintain counseling.
We Want Your Feedback
The District values your comments and feedback as it evaluates its budget, implements cuts and considers placing a local renewal measure on the upcoming ballot. Please share your thoughts and questions with us through the online survey below.
More information on the District and its finances:
Online Survey : Budget Priorities Survey