Don’t confuse Measure GG on the Nov. 8 ballot with Measure N, the Los Altos School District facilities bond passed in 2014. Measure N deals with physical structures only, while Measure GG, a parcel tax, provides operational funding. This means funding for teachers, the backbone of a top-of-the-line school district.
We support Measure GG. It would provide $3 million in annual funding the state eliminated during the recession eight years ago – money the state has yet to restore. The $223 per-parcel tax would not only maintain funding for district schools, it would also support Bullis Charter School, which many of our local students attend. After years of discord, it’s gratifying to see both the district and charter school communities working together for the benefit of all local children.