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