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SAN JOSE, CA – On Wednesday, January 15, the Santa Clara County Board of Education adopted a resolution advocating against legislative diversions of property taxes raised for education. This resolution, advocates for the protection of property taxes currently raised for public schools and urges leaders to stop any effects to further divert property tax allocation away from schools.
“By signing this resolution, the Santa Clara County Board of Education states their belief that property tax raised for education be maintained for education, rather than re-allocated to non-education entities," stated County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mary Ann Dewan.
Currently, California spends a regional cost adjusted $10,281 per student, 20-percent lower than the national average of $12,756. The resolution urges leaders to repair a series of cuts to education funding dating back as far as 1978.
The resolution asks state officials to add a regional cost supplement to the Local Control Funding Formula in high-cost counties with excess education revenue augmentation, increase the allocation of property tax to Special Education, reverse historical diversions and increase the transparency of local property taxes allocation to education.
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Working collaboratively with school and community partners, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional, business, and technology services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The County Office of Education directly serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Opportunity Youth Academy. The SCCOE also provides academic and fiscal oversight and monitoring to districts in addition to the 21 Santa Clara County Board of Education authorized charter schools.