The last time San Leandro Unified School District sought a parcel tax to increase funds for classroom spending the measure won 61 percent of the vote but not the needed two-thirds.
In November Measure L will once again ask San Leandro property owners to pay more to underwrite local education.
The cost of the tax would break down thus and raise an estimated $2.4 million:
Seniors and disabled residents who receive federal Supplemental Security Income would be able to get exemptions.
Measure L would remain in effect five years. It has been endorsed by the Chamber of Commerce and San Leandro Teacher's Association, among other groups.
"We have to get our schools out of the fiscal hole that Sacramento has put them in," Mayor Stephen Cassidy told the Oakland Tribune.
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