Communities Organized to Support Adult School Endorses Measure K

At the Monday, April 23 meeting of Communities Organized to Support Adult School (COSAS), members unanimously voted to support Measure K, the parcel tax to support West County Schools.  Measure K will replace the existing parcel tax , which will sunset this year, with an increase of 3 cents per square foot.  For the average house in West County, the increase amounts to about $3 more a month.  Seniors 65 years of age and older can opt out of this tax.

The present parcel tax pays for counselors in the middle and high schools, all school athletics, all school librarians, and some class size reduction, among other things.  Should the parcel tax fail, counselors will be drastically reduced, class sizes will increase, and there will be no money for school librarians or athletics.

While parcel tax monies will not be used to support adult education, COSAS supports the parcel tax because we support public education, of which adult education is a part.  Through our work with West County families, including parents, grandparents, and older siblings  of children in the WCCUSD system, we are accutely aware of how important adequately funded public school  programs are for our community.

Here are some key ways to support the parcel tax:

Sign up to help with phone banking at the Measure K website: http://www.protectwestcountyschool.com/

Like the Measure K facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ForTheChildrenOfWestCounty

Sign up for the Measure K facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/41500120185127

 

 

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