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Measure T (Parcel)

On November 4, 2008, citizens of the Evergreen community approved Measure T; a $90 per year parcel tax which will be used by the Evergreen School District to support small class sizes, build art and music programs, enhance science and math opportunities for students and ensure safety at school sites.

The tax is assessed on all parcels within the boundaries of the Evergreen Elementary School District. A Citizens Oversight Committee ensures that all expenditures of parcel tax funds are used to support the priorities of the Measure.

One of the features of the tax is a senior exemption for those property owners who are 65 years of age or older and who occupy the parcel as their principal residence. Seniors who are interested in this exemption are encouraged to visit the Senior Exemption link.

View Senior Exemption frequently asked questions (PDF)

Download the Senior Exemption Form (PDF)


What is Measure T?

Measure T is a parcel tax that was approved by Evergreen voters in 2008. It authorizes a $90 assessment on all parcels within the Evergreen School District. Measure T generates approximately $2.2 million each year for Evergreen schools.

Does everyone pay $90 per year?

All parcel owners are required to pay the $90 per year. A senior exemption is offered to parcel owners who are aged 65 or older and whose Evergreen property is their primary residence.

When does Measure T expire?

Measure T expires in June 2014.

Who oversees Measure T?

A Citizens Oversight Committee made up of parents and community members oversees Measure T expenditures. This committee makes an annual report to the Board of Trustees each year.

Where can I get voter information about Measure T?

http://ballotpedia.org/Evergreen_School_District_parcel_tax,_Measure_T_(November_2008)

Did the Evergreen School District maintain its promise to keep kindergarten – grade 3 class sizes small?

The ballot language stated that the District would maintain the Class Size Reduction program. When the State budget crisis hit, the State amended the Class Size Reduction program to allow K-3 class sizes to go from 20 to 24 students. Evergreen has kept its promise to maintain the Class Size Reduction program.

How many kindergarten through grade 3 classes have benefitted from CSR?

All kindergarten through grade 3 classes, in all fifteen elementary schools have benefitted.

Where do Measure T dollars go?

Measure T dollars support the Class Size Reduction (CSR), Music and Art Programs (A&M), Science and Math Instruction (S&M), and Safety (S). Below is a recap that details Measure T expenditures over its 5 - year life and which area of the


Parcel Tax 5 years recap


Expenses ACTUAL
FY 09-10
ACTUAL
FY 10-11
ACTUAL
FY 11-12
ACTUAL
FY 12-13
ACTUAL
FY 13-14
Total
Class Size Reduction (CSR) 1,331,628 1,326,021 1,320,943 1,324,874 1,329,657 6,633,123 59.52%
Safety Education (S) 11,751 1,272 13,023 0.12%
Asst Principals (S) 256,627 400,984 424,170 422,759 425,750 1,930,290 17.32%
Music Teachers (A&M) 221,423 263,479 308,817 330,056 382,380 1,506,155 13.51%
New Music Instruments (A&M) 101,329 22,737 22,290 3,000 149,356 1.34%
Refurbish/ Repair Existing Instruments (A&M) 3,907 3,996 2,987 6,215 5,000 22,105 0.20%
Music/Art/Math Science Supplies & Materials (A&M/S&M) 6,820 45,855 30,837 25,248 4,500 113,259 1.02%
Math Teachers (S&M) 46,974 25,776 72,750 0.65%
Science Teachers (S&M) 22,737 22,737 0.20%
Math Professional Development (S&M) 131,510 14,705 62,403 208,617 1.87%
County Math Professional Development (S&M) 24,660 24,660 0.22%
Materials for Math Professional Development (S&M) 7,169 2,474 9,642 0.09%
STEAM Professional Development (A&M/S&M) 29,835 45,244 8,000 83,079 0.75%
STEAM Supplies & Materials (A&M/S&M) 20,355 20,355 0.18%
Science/Math Equipment & Supplies (S&M) 2,551 25,005 500 28,056 0.25%
Business Clerk (Administrative) 29,340 37,311 38,889 39,280 39,499 184,320 1.65%
Consultant Services for Tax Exemption (Administrative) 1,064 1,136 1,136 1,136 1,136 5,607 0.05%
Exemption Materials Printing & Mailing Fee (Administrative) 250 1,264 1,066 1,682 1,650 5,911 0.05%
Total Expenses 2,118,276 2,164,462 2,266,648 2,281,316 2,202,344 11,033,046

County Tax Collector’s 1% Fee 21,396 21,863 22,895 23,043 22,246 111,443 1.00%
Total Revenue 2,139,672 2,186,325 2,289,543 2,304,359 2,224,590 11,144,489 100.00%

Parcel Information
Number of Parcel 25,880 25,865 25,863 25,927 26,054 129,589
Number of Exemption 975 1,059 1,154 1,143 1,182 5,513


How and when was Measure T information reported out?

Representatives from the Measure T Citizens’ Oversight Committee makes a report to the Evergreen Board of Trustees each November.

Have the monies for Measure T ever been diverted to other general budget line items, purposes, district salaries, etc, other than those indicated on the ballot?

No.

How do we as parents or voters know what the oversight or governance is for Measure T?

Board of Trustee meeting agendas and minutes are posted and archived on the District website. The minutes for November 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 will reflect the annual Measure T Citizen Oversight Committee report.

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