Patch that South Pas residents will likely be asked to renew a parcel tax in February 2013 that Superintendent Joel Shapiro says funds 25 employees, among other programs in the district.
In an article published by Pasadena Star-News April 30, various community members weigh in on whether or not the tax is needed:
"Given what is going on in Sacramento and the games that are played around education funding, I don't know how districts do it to be honest. The parcel tax ... has been able to stabilize and normalize the budget situation for the district." — PTA President Julie Giulioni
"I understand there are problems in the state but the bottom line is if you look at it on paper we are a rich district." —District parent and former Los Angeles Unified School District Administrator Harry Gerst
"We continue to be in an economy where some people are unemployed or underemployed and that's a hard group to get support from because they are suffering themselves individually," —Bradley Hudson, chairman of the parcel tax's citizen's oversight committee
For the full article, click HERE.
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