The Emery Unified School District has enjoyed community support for quality education and student achievement, with District voters strongly supporting previous measures to ensure reliable source of local funding to maintain academic excellence.
Measure K2014 which commenced on July 1, 2017, and expires on July 1, 2027, levys a tax 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. Measure K 2020, levys a tax at the rate of 15 cents per square foot of total building area on each parcel for nine years, expiring on July 1, 2029.
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 of a 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 K 2014 will automatically be granted to the new Measure K 2020 parcel tax, as well.
Citizen’s Oversight Committee: The Citizen’s Oversight Committee advises the Board of Trustees about the proper expenditure of the proceeds of both parcel taxes, Measure K 2014 and Measure K 2020. 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.
Both parcel taxes, Measure K 2014 and Measure K 2020 are 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.