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Special District

Tahoe-Truckee Joint Unified School District
Measure AA Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required

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Election Results


11,146 votes yes (78.1%)

3,132 votes no (21.9%)

100% of precincts reporting (23/23).

59,013 ballots counted.

To ensure all students receive a well-rounded, high quality education to prepare them for college, university and careers; maintain and prevent cuts in science, technology, music, art, honors and career/job training programs, shall Tahoe Truckee Unified School District renew and increase its expiring parcel tax at the rate of $148 generating $5,600,000 annually for 9 years; requiring citizens oversight, independent audits, senior exemptions, and funds used in Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, be adopted?

What is this proposal?

Details — Official information

Impartial analysis / Proposal

Nevada County Voter Information Guide

Measure AA was placed on the ballot by the Board (“Board”) of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (“District”). This Measure, if approved by two-thirds of the voters voting on the Measure, would authorize the District to levy a parcel tax (“tax”). The tax would be levied at the rate of $148.00 per parcel of taxable real property per year for nine (9) years beginning July 1, 2019. A “parcel of taxable real property” is any unit of real property in the District’s boundaries that receives a separate tax bill for ad valorem property taxes from the County Tax Collector. All property that is exempt from, or upon which no ad valorem property taxes are levied in any year, will be exempt from the tax in such year. The Measure exempts any parcel owned by one or more person(s) aged sixty-five (65) years or older, upon application made to the District subject to certain deadlines and restrictions.

The tax may be used for academic programs, career technical education, classroom equipment and supplies, technology equipment and curriculum, physical education, visual and performing arts, libraries, social emotional support, counseling and nursing services, maintenance and safety.

As required by California Government Code sections 50075.1 and 50075.3, Measure AA is subject to the following accountability restrictions: (1) proceeds of the tax shall be deposited in a fund separate from other District funds and used only as set forth in the Measure; (2) an annual report, detailing revenues and expenditures of the tax proceeds and the status of any projects funded by the tax proceeds, shall be filed by the District’s chief fiscal officer with the Board by January 1 of each year following the fiscal year in which the tax proceeds were expended; and (3) an oversight committee of citizens, appointed or designated by the Board, shall annually report to the Board and public regarding the expenditures of the tax proceeds. Measure AA states that if state or federal funding is decreased because of the tax, the amount of the tax will be reduced annually as necessary to restore the state or federal funding.

If two-thirds of those voting on the Measure do not vote for approval, the District will not be authorized to levy the tax. Arguments in support or in opposition to the proposed laws are the opinion of the authors. We print them exaclty as submitted, including errors.

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against

Arguments FOR

Vote Yes on AA – make sure all students receive a well-rounded, high-quality education!

Yes on AA requires all funds to be used in Tahoe Truckee public schools.
Yes on AA maintains science labs.
Yes on AA continues honors/advanced placement including classes in physics, chemistry, and biology.
Yes on AA upgrades vocational education and career technology so students gain important job skills.
Yes on AA prepares students for college/university.

We need Yes on AA! The State does not adequately fund a well-rounded and high-quality education for local students. Yes on AA continues voter-approved funding that ensures students continue to receive music, art, technology, physical/science education, and college/job preparation.

Yes on AA maintains career technical/vocational job training programs so that students continue to have hands-on, interactive learning tools to acquire real-world skills for good-paying jobs.

Our local schools must prepare students to compete in the technologically advanced, highly competitive 21st century economy! Measure AA will continue to fund science labs, school libraries and classroom instruction that keeps pace with educational technology to equip our students with the skills they need to succeed.

Since 1989, this existing, voter-approved funding has continued to be renewed by voters so our children continue receiving the support and educational programming they need. We must continue Measure AA!

Yes on AA continues to require strict accountability protections including Independent Citizens Oversight and financial audits. No money from Measure AA can go to administrator salaries or benefits. All funds must be spent locally – and by law, no money goes to the State. Seniors over age 65 are exempt from Measure AA.

That’s why educators, parents, seniors, business owners, and community leaders are voting Yes on AA to maintain quality Tahoe Truckee schools for all students!

Measure AA Signers

Olivia Vigano - 2018 Truckee High School Valedictorian
Nik Fertitta - Vice President, Tahoe Truckee Education Association
Katcha Dahl - Parent and PTO President
Alejandro Brambia - Owner Las Panchitas Restaurant
Kathleen Eagan - Truckee’s First Mayor


Donna Morgan - Current Measure A Citizens Review Committee Chairperson

— Nevada County Voter Information Guide

Arguments AGAINST

No argument against Measure AA was submitted.

— Nevada County Voter Information Guide
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