Voters in Davis are facing a parcel tax renewal to help fund local school programs, and education leaders are looking for input.
Measures Q and W were adopted several years ago to help relieve the sting of state budget cuts. The Davis Enterprise reports that both measures expire at the end of June, 2012.
An outline to renew the measures was brought up at Thursday's school board meeting. It calls for community outreach starting next month and continuing through December. If approved, a mail-in special election would take place early next year.
Meanwhile, Associate Superintendent Bruce Colby shared a grim state budget adoption update at the meeting. "Trigger reduction" language in the budget puts Davis schools directly at risk of losing $2 million if California's revenues fall short of projections, according to the presentation.
"On the nonfinancial side, this budget is a train wreck," a slide on the presentation states.
The Davis school board will meet again Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Davis on Russell Boulevard.