Shereen Walter, California State PTA’s Director of Legislation, was quoted in this article about The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2020 that appeared in the Yucca Valley Hi-Desert Star yesterday.
“’Our schools have been desperately underfunded for years. With the governor’s proposed cuts to education of $15 billion, this initiative is needed now, more than ever, to ensure our schools have the resources they need in order to provide the education our children deserve,’ Shereen Walter, director of legislation for the California State PTA, said in an email Tuesday.”
Officially known as The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2020 and informally called the “split roll” initiative, it would modify 1978’s Proposition 13 initiative if passed. It will raise funds by reassessing and taxing certain commercial properties at current market value. It will appear on the November 2020 ballot.
Click here to read more about the initiative on CAPTA’s website – you’ll find a summary of the initiative, a link to the full text, and the fiscal impact report document. The campaign is also seeking volunteers to help get the initiative passed. Click here to volunteer.