Glendale PTA members and parents hosted a rally in support of Proposition 38 on Wednesday at Verdugo Park.
Glendale Unified School District could receive more than $25 million for Glendale schools during the 2013-2014 school year if Californians vote yes on Proposition 38, Sandy Russell, a Mountain Avenue Elementary School parent and President of Glendale Council PTA, told Patch.
"We need to educate our children because they are our future. Without educating them properly we lose jobs," Russell said.
Propositions 30 and 38 on the November ballot both seek to send more money to the state’s public schools by tax increases.
Deciphering Prop. 30 vs. 38.
Proposition 30 would create temporary increases in sales tax and personal income tax, mainly to pay for education programs, according to easyvoterguide.org. The sales tax would go up by 1/4 cent or .25 percent for four years. For seven years, income taxes would be higher for people who earn a taxable income higher than $250,000 and couples filing jointly with more than $500,000 of taxable income each year.
Proposition 38 would increase personal income tax rates on all but the lowest income tax bracket. Tax rates would increase by .4 percent up to 2.2 percent depending on income tax bracket. The highest income tax bracket would be at 11.5 percent and the entire increase would end in 2024. Initially, 60 percent of the increased revenues would go to schools, 10 percent to early childhood programs, and 30 percent to state debt payments. For the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, a higher share could be used for state debt payments, and after that, roughly 85 percent of the funds would go to schools and roughly 15 percent would go to early childhood programs.
Glendale Unified School District Board of Education announced Tuesday that they would support Proposition 38, Russell said.
"Proposition 30, Brown's proposal for a temporary increase in income and sales taxes, would fill that hole. Proposition 38, a proposed income tax hike backed by civil rights attorney Molly Munger and the California PTA, would not. The Times urges a yes vote on Proposition 30."
Patch Asks: Where do you stand on Prop 30 and 38? What will you vote for or against?