A dozen Bay Area school districts are asking for funding on election day

More than a dozen Bay Area school districts will have their hands out this election day, asking voters to pay more in property taxes to fund facilities or, in some cases, to keep paying salaries.



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The parcel tax and bond measures range from a property tax increase of $72 in one low-income San Jose community to an extension of an $836 parcel tax in wealthy Palo Alto.

In San Francisco, district officials are hoping two-thirds of city residents will support Proposition J, a $288 parcel tax that would generate about $48 million per year, with the money primarily going toward teacher raises and other benefits, to help retain and attract educators, officials said.

The measure is something of a redo, a parcel tax similar to the one nearly 61% of voters approved in 2018, which has since been caught up in

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