Elk Grove school officials will receive a briefing Tuesday night on two competing tax initiatives on the November ballot that both promise more money for schools.
The Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education will hear information on Propositions 30 and 38 at Tuesday's meeting, but won't make a decision on which to support (if either) until a later meeting.
Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown's ballot measure, would increase sales taxes and the income taxes paid by those making $250,000 a year or more. The money would go mostly to schools, and some would be given to public safety.
The competing Proposition 38, backed by attorney Molly Munger, would hike income taxes for everyone making more than $7,316 a year. The money generated would go to schools and early childhood education programs.
The San Jose Mercury News reported last month that Brown's Proposition 30 has the edge, and is more popular than its rival. The California Teachers Association supports Proposition 30, while the California State PTA backs Proposition 38.
If neither initiative passes, Elk Grove schools will lose millions in funding, the Elk Grove Citizen reported. If both pass, the one with more votes will be enacted.
Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education meeting
7 p.m. Tuesday
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Rd.
Elk Grove, do you support one or both of these tax measures? Which one (if either) and why? Should the school board back one of them? Vote in the poll below and leave your thoughts as a comment.