Novato's parcel tax to support public schools comes to the end of its six-year run in 2015.
Knowing how much our schools are hurting because of economic uncertainty in Sacramento, would you be up for another one?
Maybe you didn't look at the details when you paid your property taxes this spring, but it's $251 per year per property.
Some might say that's money well spent and they could afford a little bit more to contribute to the education of our children, one of the highest priorities in our society.
Some might say times are so tough that it's an awful time to renew any taxes.
FYI, seniors 65 and over don't pay the tax.
The discussed the topic in a board workshop Thursday and heard from a few experts about a feasibility assessment for a new parcel tax, said district spokeswoman Leslie Benjamin. She said the tax revenue brings in about $4.2 million annually for NUSD, which amounts to about 8 percent of the district's operating budget.
"It's an integral piece of our funding," she said. "... Who knows what's going to happen in Sacramento?"
The May 1 school board agenda will include an item about the parcel tax feasibility assessment. Although it's very early in the process, why not share your thoughts right now voting in our unscientific poll and adding a comment below?