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How Could Burlingame Schools Get More Than $2M a Year?

The Our Children, Our Future initiative could raise more than $10 billion a year for California schools, supporters say. Residents can now use an online tool to find out how much of that money would go to Burlingame schools.

A tax initiative proposes to raise income taxes on a sliding scale for 12 years on people who make more than $250,000 a year. "Our Children, Our Future" is being sponsored by Southern California civil rights attorney Molly Munger and the California State PTA.

It also is being touted as a better alternative to the "millionaires tax" that was proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown and has the backing of the California Federation of Teachers.

So just how much would each Burlingame school get if the measure passed? The Our Children, Our Future campaign has a calculator on its website that gives people a chance to find out the funding amount. For example, the Burlingame Elementary School District would supposedly get $2,174,607 in the 2013-2014 school year if the initiative passed.

Here is a breakdown of how much each school would receive in the 2013-14 school year, according to the website.

 

School Amount Burlingame Intermediate School $707,531 Roosevelt Elementary
$227,530 Washington Elementary
$240,674 Franklin Elementary
$413,782 McKinley Elementary
$261,905 Lincoln Elementary
$321,802

 

For more information about the Our Children, Our Future initiative, visit ourchildrenourfuture2012.com.

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Andrew Peceimer September 06, 2012 at 04:29 PM
JUST SAY NO.....The taxes never stop! There will be numerous taxes on the November ballot such as raising the sales tax to 9.5% in San Mateo County, Gov. Brown’s Prop 30, and Molly Munger's prop 38 taxes that will take money from all California residents. If you are a billionaire’s daughter (Molly Munger) then it is easy to pay for these new taxes. For anyone else why would you want to vote yes when gas is up to over $4 per gallon, health insurance costs are up, construction permits up, food prices up, and incomes are down, and state spending is out of control? We just hit 16 trillion due to the irresponsible Obama leadership. Just say NO! If not, our lenders like China and Japan will be saying NO in the future. We need to send a message that there is not an endless amount of money.
Jennifer Slaboda September 06, 2012 at 09:32 PM
The future of state funding for our public schools is uncertain. We must secure a more stable source of funding rather than having to adjust to the continuous cuts from the state. We have a socio-economically diverse population in Burlingame, and everyone has the right to receive an excellent education. That's why we should make it a priority to invest in our public schools, because the children are our future.
Andrew Peceimer September 06, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Jennifer, Have you done any research as to how much money California taxpayer spends on students or are you just saying the typical CTA propaganda that schools need more money? When you say everyone has the right you make me want to puke. In my book you get what you have earned. The terms "Rghts" is now used so much that the younger generation thinks everything shoudl be free. Also could you tell us how much is enough?
B'z September 07, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Andrew, You live in America, in America EVERY child should have the right to a good education. Every 5 year old child has the same right to good education, regardless of their families socio-economic status. What would that 5 year old have to do to earn the right of a good education? That tax is an investment in the future.
Andrew Peceimer September 07, 2012 at 04:03 AM
B'z, I guess I live in a bubble. I simply do not like to use the word "Rights" due to today's people (Democrat Party) thinking others ( The Government) should pay for their "Rights" to have education, housing, clothing, food stamps, birth control ...etc....get my drift? I am grateful to have the chance to work and live in a somewhat free country.

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