Parcel Tax – Measure K
The Emery Unified School District has enjoyed community support for quality education and student achievement, with District voters strongly supporting two previous measures to ensure reliable source of local funding to maintain academic excellence.
Measure K extends the levy under Measure A for an additional 20 years commencing on July 1, 2017, and expiring on July 1, 2027 at the rate of 15 cents per square foot of total building area on each parcel of taxable real property located wholly or partly within the District.
Senior Exemption. An exemption is available to each property owner in the District who will attain the age of 65 year prior to July 1 of the parcel tax year, who owns a beneficial interest in the parcel, who uses that parcel as his or her principal place of residence and who applies to the District on or before July 1, 2017, or July 1 of any succeeding parcel tax year. Any one application from a qualified applicant will provide an exemption for the parcel for the remaining term of the parcel tax so long as such applicant continues to use the parcel as his or her principal residence. Senior exemptions granted during the term of the existing school parcel tax Measure A or the immediately proceeding school parcel tax measure will continue.
Citizen’s Oversight Committee. The Citizen’s Oversight Committee established in connection with the existing school parcel tax is continued and meeting and advises the Board of Trustees about the proper expenditure of the proceeds of the school parcel tax renewal. The Citizen’s Oversight Committee also reviews the annual report prepared by the District regarding the amount of funds collected and expended and the status of any program authorized to be funded.
The school parcel tax renewal is collected by the Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector at the same time and in the same manner and is subject to the same penalties as ad valorem property taxes collected by the Treasurer-Tax Collector. Unpaid taxes shall bear interest at the same rate as the rate for unpaid ad valorem property taxes until paid. Any tax levied will become lien upon the properties against which taxes are assessed and collectible.