The membership of the Lamorinda Democratic Club voted at its March 10 meeting to endorse Measure B, a mail-only May 3 ballot for a parcel tax to support the Lafayette School District.
The club heard details about the budget situation and Measure B from Lafayette School District Superintendent Fred Brill and Yes on B Campaign Co-Chair Corrine Christensen prior to voting to endorse the measure.
"The Lamorinda Democratic Club has a long tradition of supporting more funding for our schools, especially given the fiscal emergency they are facing because of the state budget situation," said Lamorinda Democratic Club President Craig Cheslog. "One of our club's priorities is supporting our public education system."
Measure B will provide stable, locally controlled funding to support programs maintaining student achievement. Measure B will preserve core academic programs, funding for arts and music, help attract and retain the most qualified teachers, keep classroom computers, technology, and science labs up-to-date, and support early academic intervention programs. It is an emergency parcel tax measure of $176 per parcel for four years only, with exemptions for seniors.