The South Pasadena Unified School District will hold a public hearing at 11 a.m. Friday to talk about and hear residents' input on the renewal and increase of the Measure S parcel tax.
During the regular school board meeting Tuesday, members heard a budget report from Assistant Superintendent Scott Price that showed a bleak financial situation if the parcel tax fails: 39 positions would be eliminated, class sizes would increase and more programs would be cut.
The current parcel tax sunsets in June 2013. Once the board approves it, the renewed parcel tax will appear on a mail-in ballot for the March 12 election. Special taxes require approval at an election by at least 2/3 of those voting on the measure.
Poll: Are You in Favor of Another Parcel Tax?