Supes back school tax renewal measure 

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday threw its support to a June ballot measure that, if approved by voters, would renew a tax measure benefiting the San Francisco Unified School District.

The board unanimously voted to approve a resolution introduced by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu that supports the bond measure.

The School Facilities Special Tax would renew for another 20 years a special property tax previously approved by voters in June 1990, which placed a $32.20 per year tax on non-residential parcels and $16.10 per dwelling unit on multi-family residential parcels. The money would generate about $7 million a year, growing to a possible high of $16 million in the end of its term. The district must use the funds for capital improvements.

“San Francisco schools are facing massive budget cuts from the state, which recently required SFUSD to issue nearly 900 pink slips to teachers and administrators,” the resolution says.

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